Saturday, 26 May, 2018

How Mobile, Alabama celebrates Mardi Gras

Operation Lost Kids activated now through Mardi Gras Operation Lost Kids activated now through Mardi Gras
Herman Weaver | 14 February, 2018, 19:23

The Mardi Gras Indians are known to be secretive, intentionally not announcing their parade times or routes publicly in advance, according to Mardi Gras New Orleans.

Ever wonder what all the fuss is about?

Today most French people associate Mardi Gras with wearing disguises or fancy dress, with almost nine out of ten of them considering it a time for children to dress up and party.

While it is commonly referred to as a season of events, it is actually only one day.

It's Fat Tuesday, and preparation for the day known for indulgence started well before Tuesday for bakers at Indiana's oldest bakery. Last year, the organization distributed more than $344,000 worth of food to more than 4,000 families. Be sure to include your favorite party music alongside traditional jazz to get the party to Bourbon Street levels.

Mardi Gras dates back centuries to the ancient Roman custom of indulging before a period of fasting.

We're happy that we got a chance to help our sister stations and their viewers see Mardi Gras in a whole new light.

It's been a tradition for 10 years, a celebration for Fat Tuesday some say is growing in the Tri-State.

Ok, I'll bite. What happens on Ash Wednesday?

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The president also avoids criticizing his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, who he repeatedly praised during election campaign. The House Intelligence Committee has canceled its annual hearing this year, an intelligence official said.


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I would go to school and see people with crosses on their foreheads which opened up conversations about our shared faith. Thomas said the couple opted to cook dinner at home , "so we'll have more control of our options ", she said.


It's also a religious holiday, leading up to Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.

The idea underpinning the holiday is that people should overindulge before giving everything up for 40 days.

Mardi Gras Salsa: This sweet and spicy recipe combines all the colors of Mardi Gras by using foods like pineapple, avocado and red onion.

Mardi Gras isn't complete without delicious drinks to go along with the food. The right music can create the ideal energy for your Mardi Gras party.

Easter Sunday coincides with April Fools' Day this year. French explorers Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville and Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville arrived in the area that would later become New Orleans on that year's Mardi Gras, and named their landing point after the feast. March 9 the latest it could fall. Although 1872 was when the Mardi Gras Rex chose the colors, by 1892's celebration the Rex of that year came up with and declared there was a meaning behind the hues.

It was a little taste of New Orleans-style Mardi Gras, right here in Alaska. If you're unsure of what the colors mean, know that purple stands for justice, green signifies faith and gold means power.

Well, this is where some controversy comes in. States like Alabama, the home of the first Mardi Gras parade and 2nd biggest celebration and Florida, declare Fat Tuesday as a state holiday.

"It [Zulu] symbolizes Mardi Gras for the African American community across the world", Zulu President Naaman Stewart told WGNO.

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