Daughter of the man who founded Mardi Gras parade keeps tradition going

Daughter of the man who founded Mardi Gras parade keeps tradition going

The finale of Mardi Gras season is tomorrow with the Krewe of Krewes parade beginning at 5 p.m. "We love the Coast and Happy Mardi Gras from the Krewe of Party People", said Sheppard.

Waffles are also a popular sweet treat over Mardi Gras. "We're going to definitely try to get him out of the way of those beads flying", said Heather Clifton.

"I've never been one to celebrate a holiday that I have no connection to", Tawiah said.

This year, Mardi Gras falls on February 13th.

Philadelphia is 1,200 miles north of the heart of Mardi Gras, but that doesn't mean that the city doesn't know how to throw down for Fat Tuesday. She explained the holiday originates from the Roman Catholic tradition of people taking all of the rich food they abstain from during Lent and having a big feast with it on the day before Lent starts. In the modern day, Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a weeks-long celebration that tends to set the tone for similar celebrations around the world. Krewes, which are organizations that arrange parades during the carnival season, have remained a paramount part of the carnival culture in New Orleans over the years.

Green, gold, and purple colored the streets of Downtown Lake Wales during last week's Mardi Grad celebration.

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Paddy Whacks is offering a full buffet and an open bar with domestic beers and mixed drinks to celebrate Fat Tuesday, if what you're looking for is an indulgent Mardi Gras experience.

New Orleans police say a man has died after a shooting along the Mardi Gras parade route. Mardi Gras is French for fat Tuesday. The date of Mardi Gras is determined by the date of Easter.

The annual celebration has its roots in religious festivals. "I think we have a horse of every color out here just about".

Some students, like Steinhardt senior Marco Chan, are trying to keep the Mardi Gras spirit alive even if they are not in New Orleans. Those in the city's poorer neighborhoods didn't feel as if they could celebrate in the mainstream New Orleans parade.

Mardi Gras Salsa: This sweet and spicy recipe combines all the colors of Mardi Gras by using foods like pineapple, avocado and red onion. "You look like you came out of 'Camelot.' It's a pretty big to-do". When this tradition first began, masks were worn to escape both society and its class restraints, so wear it and be whoever you want for the night!

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