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Mardi Gras History

 
Flambeaux Marchers At New Orleans Mardi Gras Parades
Since 1699, Mardi Gras has been celebrated in cities worldwide.  But no one does it better than New Orleans.
Mardi Gras Krewe Queen At Ball
In a world unlike any other, Mardi Gras Balls light up the social scene.
New Orleans Flambeaux Marchers During Mardi Gras
Prepare to be mesmerized as the flambeaux carriers light the way for parade floats.
Zulu Mardi Gras Parade
From its beginnings as a club called "The Tramps," the Zulu Club has risen to the top ranks of Carnival organizations.
Rex Mardi Gras Parade
Many of Carnival's symbols, sights and sounds can be traced to the traditions of the Rex Organization, founded in 1872.
 
Mardi Gras Indian In Blue Suit
Magnificient colors and intricate details on the costumes make these Mardi Gras Indians a must see for the Carnival season.
Jon Cleary
King Cake Mardi Gras History
From January 6 until Mardi Gras Day, king cakes can be found in every home, office, classroom or party. Find out why.
 
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