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A Colorful History of Mardi Gras

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King Cake and Krewes, Beads and Booze – What do these have in common? The Big Easy Mardi Gras, of course! When you hear the words Mardi Gras, the first thing that comes to mind is often the famous annual festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. Interestingly, the very first North American Mardi Gras celebration occurred in what is now Mobile, Alabama. Mardi Gras was brought to the United States between 1699 and 1703 from France by the explorer Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville. Before arriving in the United States, the celebration dates back to medieval Europe.

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