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2010 Mardi Gras Facts

September 23, 2009 | News
Next year, the year 2010, is sure to hold a great deal of excitement and festivities as we celebrate Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras 2010 is going to be an interesting time of celebration. Why? For one thing, … » Read More


What Do Indians Have to Do With Mardi Gras?

July 15, 2009 | News
For those who aren't familiar with the variety of traditions surrounding Mardi Gras, one of the most colorful and interesting is usually the Mardi Gras Indians. People want to know how it started … » Read More


King Cake and Coffee - Even in July

July 1, 2009 | News
There's a lot of rich tradition, history, and religious significance surrounding the customs of Mardi Gras. There's also a lot of fun. While there's really no way to experience the parades… » Read More


Notes From Carnival '09

February 28, 2009 | News
by Errol LabordeWe came really close to having a perfect Carnival. The krewes did their part (Zulu even ran a little ahead of time). The weather was great. The crowds were large. The parade quality … » Read More


Tell Us About Your Mardi Gras!

February 25, 2009 | News
Now that the Carnival season has come to an end, we at MardiGrasNewOrleans.com want to hear about your adventures. Send us your pics, videos, stories and anything else you may have picked up al… » Read More


The 23rd Annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza

February 16, 2009 | News
On Monday, February 23, 2009, Riverwalk Marketplace will host the 23rd annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza with the arrival of Rex, King of Carnival, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free celebration will aga… » Read More


Four Signs that the Carnival Spirit Survives

February 13, 2009 | News
By Errol Laborde Carnival is a fragile season that is often threatened, though I am amazed at how the spirit seems to survive. There are signs that people really do care and really want the seaso… » Read More


King of Bacchus and Grand Marshall of Endymion for 2009 Announced

February 9, 2009 | News
Actor Val Kilmer to reign as King of Bacchus 2009 and musician Kid Rock will serve as Grand Marshall of Endymion 2009. Endymion returns to its Mid-City route Saturday February 21, 2009 at 4:00 pm. Bac… » Read More


October is the Perfect Time to Plan Mardi Gras Costume

October 12, 2008 | News
When shopping for your or your loved ones' Halloween costume, be sure to keep in mind that Mardi Gras is right around the corner. Mardi Gras, especially in New Orleans, is a great excuse to d… » Read More


Mardi Gras 2009: Don't Miss Out on your Holiday Collectibles!

May 16, 2008 | News
Although the next Fat Tuesday is over 9 months away, it can never hurt to plan ahead. Since Mardi Gras is celebrated in only certain places of the world, with each their own tradition, many items… » Read More