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Mardi Gras

What Do Indians Have to Do With Mardi Gras?

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 July

King Cake and Coffee - Even in July

July 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 '09

Notes From Carnival '09

February 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!

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 Plaza

The 23rd Annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza

February 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 »