- It is Tuesday ALWAYS!
Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” in French. Since the following day, the Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, Mardi Gras is our last resort to fill our tummies up to survive 40 days of fasting before Easter. However, about 40 days FASTING, we don't know whether you are interested in, but indulging in our lavish feast of food, Hey, we are always in.
- Marks the Last Carnival
- MARDI GRAS = “PANCAKE DAY”
In many countries across the world like Ireland, England, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, people celebrate Mardi Gras by eating pancakes and particpating in pancake themed activities. Yum!
- Vibrancy of Mardi Gras
Official colors are purple (signifies justice), gold (means power) and green (stands for faith).
- Carnival Season is King's Cake Season
In the US, it is traditionally purple, green, and gold, with a trinket baby Jesus inside. Whoever gets the baby Jesus is said to have good luck all year and is declared 'king' and must buy the next cake or give the next party.
- MASKS ARE REQUIRED BY LAW FOR FLOAT RIDERS
Weird right? But it's true. The original purpose of the mask was to get rid of social constraints for the day, allowing people to mingle with whomever they chose.
- THE FIRST NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS PARADE WAS 177 YEARS AGO
New Orleans has been celebrating Fat Tuesday with parades since 1837. The first floats appeared in the parade in 1857.