Category Archives: Mobile Mardi Gras

Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler at Mobile Mardi Gras 2018!

January 12, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile Mardi Gras 2018New Orleans tends to get a lot of the attention but Mobile, AL is where America’s Carvival celebrations really began. The first North American Mardi Gras was celebrated here in 1703 – that’s 15 years before New Orleans even existed! Come experience Mardi Gras on its home turf, February 9th through the 13th at Mobile Mardi Gras 2018!

Mardi Gras is celebrated around the world and has been for time out of mind. The event’s origins go all of the way back to proto-Roman celebrations of spring. Over the intervening centuries, the event has evolved, with medieval Catholicism changing Mardi Gras focus to the advent of Easter.

Mobile’s claim to the origin of North American Mardi Gras celebrations has decent historical support. In fact, there are Mobile Mardi Gras tours that outline the history of Mobile and the birth of America’s Mardi Gras traditions. The Mobile Mardi Gras Trail is Mobile’s only historical walking tour.

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Discover the Mobile Carnival Museum

March 25, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile Carnival MuseumNew Orleans may be the noisiest city in America to celebrate Mardi Gras but Mobile is the oldest. Carnival in the US is traceable back to 1703, some 15 years before New Orleans was even founded. Learn all this and more at the Mobile Carnival Museum!

Mardi Gras is celebrated around the world and has been for many centuries, springing from medieval Catholic rituals around the advent of Easter and, before that, pagan celebrations of spring.

When most of us think of Mardi Gras, visions of parades and beads and masks and … New Orleans come to mind, which is completely understandable but also misleading. Many think of New Orleans as the source of Mardi Gras in the US – when, in fact, that would be Mobile, AL. One fascinating Mardi Gras fact among many that you will find at the Mobile Carnival Museum.

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