New Orleans' Mardi Gras Parade Celebrates the City's Tricentennial
5 monthes ago - By Time
Tens of thousands of revelers descended on New Orleans streets for parades and rowdy fun as Mardi Gras capped the Carnival season in a city with a celebration of its own, its 300th anniversary.
The anniversary of this Louisiana port city will feature prominently in Fat Tuesday's festivities.
Rex, New Orleans' oldest parading Carnival group, is celebrating the tricentennial with 21 of its 28 floats commemorating its history from those who lived in the area before Europeans settled it in 1718 to the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. Other floats in the Rex parade include one for St. Louis...
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Mardi Gras '18: Why The Celebration Is Important To Black Folks
5 monthes ago - By News One
Black folks love them some Mardi Gras! For many people, the New Orleans celebration is a magical place where they can have fun, let their hair down and be themselves.
The parades, however, are not just a time for celebration, especially at this year's festivities, which started Friday and end Tuesday. There are plenty of moments for folks to reflect on the history involving Black and Brown-skinned people in the “Fat Tuesday” festivities, which happen on the last day of the Carnival season and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
The Zulu community has been a viable force...
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Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade
5 monthes ago - By ABC
Mardi Gras parade honors New Orleans' tricentennial
5 monthes ago - By Boston Herald
NEW ORLEANS - Tens of thousands of revelers are expected on New Orleans streets for parades and rowdy fun as Mardi Gras caps the Carnival season in a city with a celebration of its own, its 300th anniversary. The anniversary of this Louisiana port city will feature prominently in Fat Tuesday's festivities.
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