Shrove Tuesday is a day to be remembered by strangers in New Orleans, for that is the day for fun, frolic, and comic masquerading. All of the mischief of the city is alive and wide awake in active operation. Men and boys, women and girls, bond and free, white and black, yellow and brown, exert themselves to invent and appear in grotesque, quizzical, diabolic, horrible, strange masks, and disguises.
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The first American Mardi Gras was celebrated inbefore the city of New Orleans was even established. By the s, the Big Easy celebrated the holiday with elegant balls. Parades, like this one inwere established at the end of the 19th century.
Sometimes it helps to look back to the ghosts of carnival past for something fresh — and maybe just a little bit weird, a little bit creepy, or a little bit flashy. Here are some ideas to get your creative purple, green, and gold juices flowing. This is where your craft skills come into play: you can easily use the catches from last year for the materials.
We continue our narration about offbeat wedding themes. Some couples plan really unconventional themes for their weddings, thus, they do not want their wedding theme to correlate with that of others. That said, sometimes it is a terrible nightmare to find a truly whimsical idea for the wedding!
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The countdown to Mardi Gras in New Orleans is well underway! As you plan for parades and mark the days until Fat Tuesday February 13,learn about some of the most famous Mardi Gras traditions and where they came from. A Krewe is an organization that works all year to plan out the balls and parades for Mardi Gras.
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Artist Mary Crawford left models one of her hand-painted velvet "Helmet Masks" with silk screened lining. Another mask by the artist is worn by French tourist Marie-Francoise Enfrein. The Times-Picayune archive.
Mardi Gras Mode by David Fary. Costumes are to the Carnival season as peanut butter is to jelly — indispensable. We encourage you to consider wearing one, or at least to accessorize with a sparkly headdress and some feathers. At the very least, wear something in the Carnival colors — purple, green and gold.