Festivals in Louisiana: New Orleans Mardi Gras, Voodoo Experience, Courir de Mardi Gras, List of Festivals in Louisiana Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155702407

Published: September 4th 2011

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102 pages


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Festivals in Louisiana: New Orleans Mardi Gras, Voodoo Experience, Courir de Mardi Gras, List of Festivals in Louisiana  by  Books LLC

Festivals in Louisiana: New Orleans Mardi Gras, Voodoo Experience, Courir de Mardi Gras, List of Festivals in Louisiana by Books LLC
September 4th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 102 pages | ISBN: 9781155702407 | 6.64 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: New Orleans Mardi Gras, Courir de Mardi Gras, Voodoo Experience, New Orleans Jazz & HeritageMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: New Orleans Mardi Gras, Courir de Mardi Gras, Voodoo Experience, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, List of festivals in Louisiana, Ponderosa Stomp, Southern Decadence, Essence Music Festival, Festival International, Red River Revel, Alligator Festival, Louisiana Renaissance Festival, Red Stick International Animation Festival, Yambilee Festival, Contraband Days, Gretna Heritage Festival, Holiday Trail of Lights, Highland Jazz & Blues Festival, International Rice Festival, Festivals Acadiens et Cr oles, New Orleans Film Festival, Krewe of Boo, Big Easy Comedy Festival, DeltaFest, Isle os Fiesta.

Excerpt: Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday in English) in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a Carnival celebration well-known throughout the world. The New Orleans Carnival season, with roots in preparing for the start of the Christian season of Lent, starts after Twelfth Night, on Epiphany (January 6). It is a season of parades, balls (some of them masquerade balls), and king cake parties. It has traditionally been part of the winter social season- at one time coming out parties for young women at d butante balls were timed for this season.

Celebrations are concentrated for about two weeks before and through Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras in French), the day before Ash Wednesday. Usually there is one major parade each day (weather permitting)- many days have several large parades.

The largest and most elaborate parades take place the last five days of the season. In the final week of Carnival, many events large and small occur throughout New Orleans and surrounding communities. The parades in New Orleans are organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds- the most common throws are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons (aluminum or wooden dollar-sized coins usually impressed with a krewe logo), decorated pla...



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