What is Mardi Gras?
This day is also known as fat tuesday (Mardi Gras is actual French for Fat Tuesday) and is the last day of feasting before Lent on Ash Wednsday. Know for the Colorful Puprle Green & Gold Colors as well as Beads, Coins, & Mask symbols.
Some see it as a day of debauchery (which it seems to have become known for).
Being as Mardi Gras is not on a set date, it can be quite elusive. Some years you hear about it, other years its not even mentioned. So here I've included the next few years dates to celebrate, plan your own parties and so forth.
Save the Date ~ Partying into the future
2017 February 28
2018 February 13
2019 March 5
2020 February 25
A friend of mine in Sweden noted from reading this lens that they have something like this & they call it "Fettis Tisdagen"
This lens I made for those possibly going to Mardi Gras, The route maps are from 2013, but have the Krew's logo on them and the reason I left them on.
Mardi Gras infograph
Welcome to the French Quater
Mardi Gras Festivities
These are the 'clans' or groups that work on the parades.
Knights of Babylon
Knights of Chaos
Now you can be part of the Celebrations! - come join in one of the krewes or watch the parade. Take a tour and some new looks!
Knights of Babylon Route
Purple - Symbolizes Justice
Knights of Chaos
I was trying to find a set that had both beads and coins most were too much being it came with something else.
This is a well known part of Mardi Gras and probably one reason why many think its a day of debauchery. There's only one way I know of that you get these and it's not good. Though I'm sure there are other ways basically I'd liken it to a reward for doing a dare!
KREWEs down Burbon Street
Krew of CHewbacchus 2013
Gold - means Power
Food & Drink
Served On the rocks (over ice) in a hurricane lamp shaped glass
1 Part dark Rum
1 part white rum
Half part over proofed rum
Passion Fruit syrup (or grenadine)
or try this one from Captain Morgan
2013 Super Bowl preparation
A mardi Gras coin
The real coins I hear are Metal but I think after one of the Hurricanes some of the Krews have been making their coins as plastic.
Some of the older coins are worth money as they are collectible, so if you are ever in New Orleans... bring along a metal detector!
Green depicts Faith
Krewe of Muses
Krew du Viewux
also check out these beautiful fancy masks (on amazon)
Forum Mardi Gras Fancy Half Mask
Forum Deluxe Half Mask With Peacock Feathers
Forum Magic Color Mardi Gras Deluxe Half Mask
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Forum Deluxe Mardi Gras Face Mask
Poster Invitaion Idea
The One day
St. Charles st.
'Dat's mardi Gras
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Krewe of Tucks
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