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Mardi Gras 2014: A History Of The Holiday

Mardi Gras is a popular holiday that is celebrated all around the world. It starts off with “Fat Tuesday” and a traditional feast. While Mardi Gras celebrations are plentiful and often extravagant, many people get so wrapped up in the …

Fats Domino Celebrates 86 Years Of Life

It must be difficult to sing “Happy Birthday” to a living legend like Fats Domino, but friends, family, and fans alike had to do just that on Wednesday. Domino celebrated his 86th birthday in the midst of Carnival season in …

King Cake Baby Back As Pelicans Mascot

Ah Mardi Gras, where you get beads for lifting up your shirt and eat a cake in hopes to find a tiny plastic baby that some consider good luck. (You also drink, go to a parade, and do other things, …

Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” Still a Clear Hit

This time of year, it might seem like the majority of Americans are nacho crunching, beer loving, football fans to the extreme. However, for a large subset of the American populace, the most interesting details surrounding the Superbowl are not, …

Fats Domino Named Grand Marshal for Mardi Gras 2014

After numerous requests, legendary singer Fats Domino’s has agreed to join New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebration and has been named honorary grand marshal of the Krewe of Orpheus–an organization that puts together one of the largest parade celebrations during the …

Mardi Gras Contributes To Economic Prosperity Mardi Gras Contributes To Economic Prosperity

Mint Life brings us this lovely infographic showing us just how profitable Mardi Gras is for New Orleans. I won’t go into any great detail as the infographic is made to speak for itself, but come on? Any party that …

Mardi Gras 2012 Takes Over The Twitterverse Mardi Gras 2012 Takes Over The Twitterverse

For all of Mardi Gras’ religious implications, it always winds up being one of the best parties of the year. And not just Fat Tuesday, of course – that’s just when we stuff ourselves so full of food that we …

Mardi Gras Tweets: Beads, Boobs, Beer and Babies Mardi Gras Tweets: Beads, Boobs, Beer and Babies

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez! Tomorrow is the “Tuesday” in Fat Tuesday. King cakes are being baked, boxes of beads are being sold, bras are being left at home. As people get ready for the parades and wild abandon of …