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Tag Archives: Mardi Gras

The Greatest Mardi Gras Floats of All Time

Mardi Gras, a New Orleans tradition since the early 1700s, features some of the most beautiful and elaborate floats in the United States. Nonprofit organizations called krewes organize themes and fund the floats in addition to planning the parades and balls that take place around Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the start […]

The History Of Swag

The word ‘Swag’ has had a variety of meanings from a pirates ‘booty’ to now buzz-inspiring event gift bags. Swag Bags, the goodie bags of the corporate world, are the talk of celeb-events such as the Grammys and the Oscars. Ever-Increasing in fame, price, and taxes(As of 2006), the famed and highly anticipated gifts are […]

Mardi Gras and Masquerade Ideas for Your Classroom

Mardi Gras is just around the corner and if you study different holidays or the settlement of the United States, it’s the perfect reason to have a mini Mardi Gras celebration. You may also have a Mardi Gras celebration if you’ve been teaching your students French. (Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday in English.) Discuss the […]

Mardi Gras – New Orleans style

        Mardi Gras is officially the period before Lent, but these days, everyone celebrates it, especially in New Orleans. The official Mardi Gras colors were chosen in 1872: Purple (representing justice), Green (representing faith) and Gold (representing power). It’s most common to see these colors used in parades, Venetian style masks, costumes, and beads. Other […]