Did you know Mobile, Alabama was the original city which celebrated Mardi Gras way before New Orleans gets all the attention from around the world?
Mardi Gras is a famous carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian Feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Festivals are very similar to many events all over the world.
By the way – Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday,” reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.
Let’s learn more about their history!