Grab some beads, throw on some feathers, your most festive colors and get ready to celebrate Mardi Gras.
This upcoming Tuesday New Orleans will enjoy being party central and will be host to thousands at one of the biggest parties of the year. Besides their jazz music, their beignets, their Saints, and their cajun infused cuisine, N’awlins really is best known for their huge Mardi Gras celebration.
But it’s one of those events many of us take for granted, one of those things that just happens every year and we don’t ponder the why, when, how of it all. What’s the deal Mardi Gras? When is it, why is it celebrated, and what’s up with all the beads, the colors and that yummy King’s cake?
Here are seven things to know about Mardi Gras plus tips on how to celebrate at home. nggallery id=’123962′
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