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Mardi Gras and Carnival
Mardi Gras and Carnival(14 Photos)
A photo slideshow of the celebration of Mardi Gras.
History of Mardi Gras
History of Mardi GrasVideo Clip (3:29)
Video Clip (3:29)
Find out more about the history of Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, and how the holiday came to be synonymous with New Orleans.
Mardi Gras Origins
Mardi Gras OriginsVideo Clip (1:21)
Video Clip (1:21)
In this video clip, learn about Mardi Gras and the history behind it. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, comes from different Pagan traditions. It was later made into a Christian holiday.
Mardi Gras Parade Krewes
Mardi Gras Parade KrewesVideo Clip (2:05)
Video Clip (2:05)
In this video clip, learn about Mardi Gras and the Mardi Gras parade Krewes. Parade Krewes are groups of people that go on floats and who have a section in the parade. Also learn about the history of the Mardi Gras parade.
Traditional Mardi Gras King Cake
Traditional Mardi Gras King CakeVideo Clip (3:39)
Video Clip (3:39)
In this Holiday Foods video clip, we learn about what people traditionally eat during Mardi Gras. The food that is most associated with Mardi Gras is King Cake. Famous Fat Dave talks about the history of Mardi Gras and its traditions.
Fat Tuesday on Bourbon Street
Fat Tuesday on Bourbon StreetVideo Clip (1:41)
Video Clip (1:41)
In this video clip, learn about Mardi Gras and how it is today. Today, it is a day devoted purely to celebration. The people come to Bourbon Street dressed in all types of costumes and drink until their hearts are content.
Cajun Foods: Poboys
Cajun Foods: PoboysVideo Clip (5:16)
Video Clip (5:16)
Get the lowdown on the delectable poboy sandwich, a Louisiana staple.
JambalayaVideo Clip (3:51)
Video Clip (3:51)
In this Holiday Foods video clip, we learn about what people traditionally eat during Mardi Gras. One staple of the Mardi Gras holiday is Jambalaya. Famous Fat Dave talks about the history of Mardi Gras and its traditions.
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Mardi Gras, also known as Carnival, is a Christian holiday that has roots in pagan festivals, and is famously celebrated in Brazil, Venice and New Orleans.Go
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