Mobile is the birthplace of Mardi Gras in America, and it remains a city that celebrates the occasion in a variety of ways, making it a terrific choice for adults and kids alike. With roughly 40 parades in the two-week period before Fat Tuesday and more beads than anyone could possibly wear around their neck, the city’s celebration has plenty in common with Louisiana’s festivities, but it also has a number of additional customs that make it unique.

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