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Was America's First Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Mobile?

November 1, 2017 | Posted in: News
As New Orleans approaches the 300th anniversary of our founding in 1718, we thought it might be a good time to revisit the centuries-old argument, “Which came first: Mardi Gras in Mobile… » Read More


No More Bro Show: The History of Female Krewes

September 12, 2017 | Posted in: News
For most of its illustrious history, Mardi Gras in New Orleans was a bro show. While women participated behind the scenes, all-male krewes meant just that – no women allowed. Then, … » Read More


The First All-Female Mardi Gras Parade

August 14, 2017 | Posted in: News
Brave Women with Beads “It’s undignified, women riding on floats. They do not belong.” – Man at the first Venus parade in 1941 On February 23, 1941, t… » Read More


Five Fun Fat Tuesday Facts We Figure You've Never Heard Before

June 1, 2017 | Posted in: News
Everybody knows what a boeuf gras is and what you have to do if you get the king cake baby. We thought we'd throw you a few doubloons of trivia you've probably never heard before. … » Read More


It's Always Carnival Time Somewhere

May 3, 2017 | Posted in: News
It’s Always Carnival Time Somewhere. On May 13, That Somewhere Is Peoria, Illinois. While it’s 286 days before the next Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, the people of Peoria, Illi… » Read More


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