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Title: Mardi Gras in New Orleans


1
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
2
History of Mardi Gras
  • First written reference to Mardi Gras
    celebrations appears in a 1781 report of the
    Spanish government.
  • Mardi Gras means fat Tuesday in French.
  • Its the annual festival marking final day before
    the Christian fast of Lent.

3
First Mardi Gras Parade
  • First Mardi Gras parade took place in 1837 and
    then began an annual tradition.
  • In 1857 a group the Mystik Krewe of Comus staged
    the first modern Mardi Gras Parade

4
Timeline of Mardi Gras
5
Mardi Gras King Cake
  • Mardi Gras was started with the eating of the
    king cake.
  • King cakes are circular pastries usually
    decorated in Mardi Gras colors.
  • Inside the cake is a small baby figurine.

6
Carnival parades
  • Parades begin 12 days before Fat Tuesday.
  • Parades are sponsored by private and highly
    secretive organizations known as Krewes.
  • During parades the Krewes throw anything from
    moon pies to doubloons.

7
Mardi Gras Day
  • Everyone dresses in costume.
  • Parades are held all day.
  • Many Krewes hold elaborate balls following the
    parades.

8
Economic Effects
  • During festival season restaurants almost triple
    in their revenue.
  • Mardi Gras generates almost 1 billion dollars for
    the local economy.

9
Revenue for Café Du Monde for the Year
10
Who Goes to Mardi Gras?
  • Festivities attract visitors from around the
    world.

11
Children at Mardi Gras
  • Students get two days off from school, fat
    Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.

12
Text Reference Image Reference
  • www.mardi gras-inabox.com
  • www.cajunlifeand times.com/DSCF0171.JPG
  • Title www.cajunlifeandtimes.com
  • Page1 www.anglicancommunion.org/
  • acns/articles/37/75
  • Page2 www.tulane.edu/lmiller/Comus
  • 5s.jpg
  • Page3 Sarahs design
  • Page4 www.zymondo.com/mardigras/
  • kingcake.html
  • www.mardigrasday.com
  • Page5 Microsoft Word clipart
  • Page6 www.cajunlifeandtimes.com
  • Page7 Microsoft Word clipart
  • Page8 www.labellecuisine.com
  • Page9 www.mardigrasday.com
  • Page10 Microsoft Word clipart
  • www.isue.edu
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