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Dining Services Executive Chef Matthew Lasof will make a tribute to his time in New Orleans with Mardi Gras night at Northside Cafe.

Speaking of the people dressed up in the French Quarter, she said: "The effort that they've poured into this celebration and their costumes is extraordinary".

While nighttime Mardi Gras parades tend to get rowdier, Vennart says he prefers the daytime slot Okeanos will fill, given its family-friendly feel. Andrea Jarrell operated the photo booth, saying at the beginning of the evening, "I think this is going to be a lot of fun". "Mardi Gras Indians began appearing in the late 19th century; the first group was the Creole Wild West from the Seventh Ward".

Workers at Taylor's Bakery in Indianapolis arrived Monday to start the overnight preparation of 500 "king cakes" and more than 6,000 paczki, the two pastries most traditionally sought after during Mardi Gras.

Christensen came up with the idea of making Mardi Gras-style king cakes in Alaska as a fund raising tool for the Soup Kitchen, and to teach baking skills to women who are homeless so they can find work and turn their lives around.

North Carolina is more than a thousand miles away from New Orleans, but that does not mean we are not getting into the Mardi Gras spirit. Mardi Gras is a floating holiday and can happen on any Monday between February 3rd and March 9th, this year in 2018 it falls on February 13th.

West Philadelphia Orchestra is transforming their weekly dance party at Franky Bradley's into a special Mardi Gras concert on Fat Tuesday. Other Southern cities, especially with French heritage, such as Mobile, Ala., also mark Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday", traces its origins to France, and these traditions were transferred throughout the world as France colonized different regions.

The annual celebration has its roots in religious festivals. "In New Orleans and in Rio you're involved, whether it's throwing beads or anything". "I even know of a few events happening in [New York City] to celebrate, but I'm just too busy to go".

How is the date for Mardi Gras determined? New Orleans itself wasn't even a city until 1718, so the celebrations there are even older than the city which houses them. "It's the big party before the Lenten season, the ultimate blowout before you give something up for [40] days".

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