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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mardi gras’

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 celebration that they forget the reason behind it and the history of the holiday. Mardi Gras celebrations often last for …

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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 New Orleans. Not only did Domino celebrate his 86th birthday this year, he will also be the honorary grand marshal …

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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, but that isn’t what this is about.) Because the King Cake baby is such a fixture of Mardi Gras and …

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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, in fact, which two teams will be facing off. Instead, many Americans eagerly await the announcement of who will be …

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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 season. The story was first reported by The Associated Press. But at 85 years of age, it would …

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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 racks ups a bar tab of $3.4 million has got to be fun!

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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 long for a few-week fast. The Mardi Gras season has been in full swing for a while now in famous …

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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 Mardi Gras, they’re taking to Twitter to announce their intentions and scope out the action. We’ll start you off with …

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