aNewDomain.net — Some parties are too good to miss out on. Mardi Gras — that’s French for fat Tuesday — is Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Scroll below to check a great Mardi Gras infographic from the folks at Mint. Below that, find our selection of the best Mardi Gras 2013 and Fat Tuesday trivia, videos and songs.
Mardi Gras celebrations aren’t rated G. Use caution at work or at home before watching YouTube Mardi Gras videos.
Fat Tuesday, which officially closes the Mardi Gras festival season, is February 13, 2013 this year. It officially began, as it does every year, on the traditional Twelvth Night — January 6, 2013. The peak of the party we call Mardi Gras is also known variously as Mardi Gras, Carnival, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Paczki Day and Pancake Day.
The official Mardi Gras song in New Orleans, say the folks at MardiGras.com, is “Carnival Time.” That’s Al Johnson’s (aka, the king of Krewe du Vieux 2005) signature tune, first released in 1960. Watch it below.
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Above: Tom Kimball shoots vid for a few seconds on a random street corner in the French Quarter, shot on January 6, the traditional 12th night of Christmas, which officially begins the celebratory season.
Mardi Gras is a tradition celebrated worldwide, but it is grounded in Catholicism. Read more about its history here.
Local to New Orleans? Here’s a handy guide from Nola.com.
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- New Orleans Dining Guide
- New Orleans Bar Guide
From Nola.com — excerpt below. Read the piece in full here.
Carnival season officially began on Twelfth Night, January 6. But for many, the real festivities kick off at Krewe du Vieux, the salacious, satirical first parade of the season, which reveled in ribaldry this past weekend. So, as they say – game on!