Posts from February 2020

Mardi Gras isn’t a day; it’s a season. Okay, officially Mardi Gras is specifically the Tuesday before Lent begins in the Catholic liturgical calendar, but it’s the culmination of carnival, a period of

Some claim the earliest Mardi Gras celebration was in Mobile, Alabama, not New Orleans, but it depends on a few technicalities—and who's answering the question.

If you thought Mardi

An expert shares tips on how to celebrate Mardi Gras

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Our Expert Cart Blackwell is curator at the Mobile Carnival Museum, the oldest such museum in the United States.

Valerie Fraser Luesse

We usually associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans and all the parade revelry in the French Quarter and Uptown. But the oldest carnival celebration as we know it—parades, masked