MG is by far one of the best cultural holidays ever. You don't have to be in New Orleans or in Europe for carnivale - its a fantastic holiday anywhere as long as you make a decent party about it.

the masquerades are definitely the best part. and the food. and the flashing for beads. ...


i love mardi gras.

GypsySweetheart GypsySweetheart
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1 Response Aug 14, 2007

Mardi Gras 2009 will be February 24th. The Carnival season always begins on January 6th, King's Day and the 12th Night of Christmas. The Krewes of the Phunny Phorty Phellows and the 12th Night Revelers get things started. Thereafter, everyday we have a "king cake" party. The person who gets the baby doll in their peice of the king cake has to give the next king cake party and this process continues day in, and day out, from January 6th until Mardi Gras day. Then, on Ash Wednesday, we all go to Mass, get ashes and then observe Lent until Easter.