Holidays on the Net invites you to our Mardi Gras party at "Mardi Gras on the Net."
Mardi Gras is a traditional holiday celebrated in many
of the southern states of the USA. The most famous celebration
takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is celebrated with
parades, “beads, doubloons, and trinkets”, masquerade balls and
So join Holidays on the Net as we share this holiday
with you. We have the history behind Mardi Gras, pictures of
floats, crafts, coloring sheets, books, and a recipe to make
your own “King Cake”!
This year Mardi Gras is celebrated Tuesday, February 20th.
The History of Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” and of course is
celebrated on that day of the week. The date can fall between
February 3 and March 9…
The Mardi Gras Parades
Parades are put on by carnival krewes (or organizations).
Every year, each krewe picks a king and a queen who reign for
Beads, Doubloons, and Trinkets. Oh My!
If you go to a parade, you are surely to go home with
some of the famous catches. You can easily obtain any of the
following by shouting the famous phrase, “Throw me something,
Kings Cakes (and the Recipe)
King Cakes are like cinnamon rolls but twisted into a
large oval. The tops are covered with white icing and then
sprinkled with sugar dyed purple, green, and gold (yellow)…
Mardi Gras Crafts & Goodies
Design your own parade float
Make a festival mask
Mardi Gras Coloring Pages