Mardi Gras

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When Celebrated

The day before Ash Wednesday. Dates can vary, usually falling sometime in February or March.


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About the Holiday

Mardi Gras is an annual festival marking the final day before the fast of Lent, a 40-day period of self-denial and abstinence from merrymaking. The biggest bash in New Orleans... Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday. The Feast before the Fast. Celebrated the day before the start of Lent (Ash Wednesday) This lavish festival includes parades, partying, feasting, long nights, and much more. There are many traditions involved with this elaborate celebration, like the green, gold, purple, and the carnival king. Known very well here in the states, this celebration is actually quite well known world wide. A perfect time for a huge party, and don't forget... with parties come gifts.

Read more about the history of the Mardi Gras Festival.

Gift Guidelines

  • Useful tools for the night
    • Shot glass necklaces, beads, accessories, etc.
  • Mardi Gras Foods: Creole or Cajun food, Hurricane Barware
  • King Cake, chocolate covered strawberries
  • Decorations for the thrown party
  • Anything themed with the colors of Mardi Gras - gold, purple, green
  • Jester costumes, masks for the king and queen, etc.

March Info & More Holidays

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Feb 19 - Mar 20


Mar 21 - Apr 19