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One of the biggest celebrations will be in New Orleans in Louisiana, and people come from miles away to party on the streets.

"I always talk to them about the Mardi Gras traditions", Evans said. Their celebrations during Mardi Gras have come out of a place of resistance and resilience. I remember going to parades and seeing the second-liners fill the streets, catching beads thrown to us from the floats above and being picked up in the wave of bounce music, jazz bands and dancers. "It's a lot of fun", Badurik said.

Mardi Gras translates to Fat Tuesday because it was originally meant as a last hurrah before the start of Lent.

Hubbard High School French teacher Jenna Evans wanted to teach students the cultural significance of Mardi Gras, beyond what most people perceive as a holiday that gives them a reason to eat, drink and earn colorful beads. In the modern day, Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a weeks-long celebration that tends to set the tone for similar celebrations around the world.

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Each year a celebrity is chosen to be "Bacchus" and ride the parade route as king of the Krewe of Bacchus. While the official colors of Fat Tuesday are purple, green, and gold (representing justice, faith, and power, respectively), you can't deny the merriment of this full spectrum of hues.

Mardi Gras Snack Mix: The traditional colors of Mardi Gras are green, yellow and purple, and this delicious salty and sweet snack mix combines all those colors.

Could you imagine a Mardi Gras without beads?

The concept of king cake began in the late 19th century, when the Twelfth Night Revelers baked a cake with a bean inside. The annual concert celebration is made possible through the generous support of the Hayner Public Library District and LCCC.

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People should stay off the roads if possible, but if they drive they should expect delays and hazardous conditions. He said the winter weather will be the result of a typical winter storm system moving into the area.

Saturday's bash blends North Carolina and New Orleans culture. But, I think for each community that really celebrates it at this level, it's just a point of pride.

Where is Mardi Gras celebrated most in France?

Rex is New Orleans' oldest parading Carnival group. French explorers Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville and Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville arrived in the area that would later become New Orleans on that year's Mardi Gras, and named their landing point after the feast. You can get most of these at a local thrift store or party store, or if you don't want to spend money, try combining funky pieces already in your closet.

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