Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Hattie Nash

Three Mardis Gras recipes that will get you fat on Tuesday

Three Mardis Gras recipes that will get you fat on Tuesday

They landed at a point near current-day New Orleans on 2 March and on realising it was the eve of the day of celebration back in France, chose to name the place Pointe du Mardi Gras.

Easter Sunday coincides with April Fools' Day this year. It was on that day in 1818 and will not be on that day again until 2285. The cake is normally a ring of twisted cinnamon roll-style dough, but can be made in other flavors as long as the colors remain the same. Arrive early, carpool when you can.

"It [Zulu] symbolizes Mardi Gras for the African American community across the world", Zulu President Naaman Stewart told WGNO. The bread-like cake is braided, dusted with cinnamon and glazed with Mardi Gras colors. The three colors gold, purple and green represent power, justice and faith.

When did the celebration first start in the United States?

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Born in the Big Easy, my sisters and I were always excited to build cardboard floats filled with candy and beads to imitate the huge floats that flooded the French Quarter and Bourbon Street for Mardi Gras parades.

More: When is Lent 2018? Europe also celebrates. In Cologne, Germany, Karneval is marked with role-playing celebrations that include a prince, a farmer and a virgin.

Most times it is a rare treat to see the Mardi Gars Indians, but there are a few times you can be sure to get a glimpse of the authentic majesty this tradition holds.

Nice Carnival starts just after Mardi Gras on February 17th and continues until March 3rd while in Dunkerque the carnival takes place in the lead up to the festival.

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But the huge setback from Irma didn't stop this annual parade from moving forward, as hundreds of people lined the streets throwing out beads and singing songs of resilience.

Playing off of New Orleans' staple red beans and rice dish, parade participants will push shopping carts and collect cans of beans and other nonperishable goods.

The party is sponsored by he Holy Angels' Columbiettes under the direction of Adreann Belle, who is a New Orleans native. The city of New Orleans is not involved in coordinating Mardi Gras parades; its only involvement is to issue parade permits.

"My husband and I have a float in the Caerus parade every year", Dews said. "But the day parades, when you make eye contact with a kid as you throw them a stuffed animal and they catch it, it's just a good time".

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