Every Man a King, French Quarter, New Orleans, Mardi Gras Day, February 12, 2013

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5 Responses to Every Man a King, French Quarter, New Orleans, Mardi Gras Day, February 12, 2013

  1. TimidX. says:

    Is this a one-day festival or does it go on for several days?

    • Mardi Gras Day is a one day thing, but the Mardi Gras season (also known as Carnival season) goes on for several weeks. There are many different parades in all different parts of the city, and all over the state of Louisiana.

  2. TimidX. says:

    Why is it celebrated? Does it have anything to do with the Cajun community?

    • The Cajun community also celebrates Mardi Gras, but it is actually based on the Catholic faith. Mardi Gras (translation: Fat Tuesday) always happens the day before Ash Wednesday, went Lent begins. The original idea was to be as indulgent as possible before fasting. Of course, over the years most people just think of Mardi Gras as a huge party and don’t even know about its religious origins.

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