What Do Indians Have to Do With Mardi Gras?July 15, 2009 | Mardi Gras
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 and what it all means! There’s no simple w… Read More »
King Cake and Coffee - Even in JulyJuly 1, 2009 | Mardi Gras
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, the festivities, and the cooler weather… Read More »
Notes From Carnival '09February 28, 2009 | Mardi Gras
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 was improved. Police and sanitation did their part… Read More »
Tell Us About Your Mardi Gras!February 25, 2009 | Mardi Gras
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 along the way during your stay here in New Orleans. Chan… Read More »
The 23rd Annual Lundi Gras at Spanish PlazaFebruary 16, 2009 | Mardi Gras
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 again include fireworks on the Mississippi River and … Read More »
Four Signs that the Carnival Spirit SurvivesFebruary 13, 2009 | Mardi Gras
By Errol LabordeCarnival 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 season to have class, significance and style. They even hav… Read More »
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