Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras always falls 47 days before Easter. This year Mardi Gras will be celebrated on February 9, 2016.

All About Mardi Gras

Carnival Maskers on Canal Street via WikiMedia Commons

  • Mardi Gras Day — Visit Virtual Bourbon Street, see broadcasts of the parades, and more
  • Mardi Gras Traditions — This “hip, underground guide to all things Mardi Gras in New Orleans” includes explanations of Mardi Gras traditions, features on New Orleans Mardi Gras personalities, listing of events, a music player and more.
  • MardiGras.com — You’ll find the BourboCam, games, electronic cards, schedules of events, etc., at this colorful site
  • Mardi Gras New Orleans — Another complete guide to the Mardi Gras celebration
  • Mardi Gras Holiday Information — Learn about the history of the celebration
  • Mardi Gras Music — Top 40 Mardi Gras songs as compiled by a Cajun DJ in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Essential Mardi Gras Songs — “Traditional Songs and Music for American Mardi Gras Celebrations” from About.com
  • Mardi Gras Indians — The history and traditions of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indians, a cultural phenomenon and important part of this annual celebration
  • Mardi Gras Indians : a New Orleans Tradition — A gallery of Mardi Gras Indians, “African-American revelers who wear costumes inspired by Native American ceremonial dress” and parade during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Mardi Gras Recipes

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