Things You Should Know About the History of Mardi Gras
Whether or not you have traveled to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras, you likely know it's a huge festival with floats, parades, music, food, and spirits the day before Ash Wednesday. Technically, New Orleans starts having Carnival parades weeks before the final Mardi Gras celebration. Mardi Gras has a long, interesting, and colorful history. Below we share that history with you by providing seven things you should know about the history of Mardi Gras.