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French for “Fat Tuesday,” Mardi Gras is the last day before Lent where Catholics celebrate with a joyful feast before giving up a particular food until Easter. The festive holiday is now celebrated by people of all religions, most famously on the streets of New Orleans where thousands of people congregate every year.
Aside from sensuous food and rich culture, New Orleans became the stomping grounds for Mardi Gras when the Russian grand duke Alexis Romanoff visited in 1872. A parade was commissioned for Romanoff’s benefit of experiencing a royal reception, but it wasn’t until the 1880’s that beaded necklaces became a staple of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
The Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold represent justice, faith, and power. No wonder Bourbon Street partygoers are so eager to get them…
An unknown Mardi Gras fact pertains to King Cake, a famous holiday-inspired recipe where a plastic baby toy symbolizing the Baby Jesus gets baked into the cake. It’s said that whoever receives the piece with the baby will prosper with good luck for the rest of the year!
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