Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Mardi Gras and
Fat Tuesday Celebrations
March 02 : 06 days till Mardi Gras
Did you know that the last Tuesday before Lent developed a variety of different traditions depending on what country one was living in?
The one commonality was that all these traditions were indulgent! In English, for example, a feast of pancakes was served. In France, Mardi Gras — meaning “Fat Tuesday” — was especially indulgent, reminiscent of ancient Roman times.
Celebrated throughout the Gulf Coast, Mardi Gras is practically synonymous with New Orleans. But you don’t have to live in Creole Country to enjoy a good party. In fact, if you want to get in on the fun, just come join us for our Mardi Gras Ball! We will be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Mardi Gras, March 08th!