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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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Attend Mobile Mardi Gras – The Country’s Oldest Carnival Celebration!

January 16, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Attend Mobile Mardi Gras 2017!Did you know that Mobile Mardi Gras is the oldest annual Carnival celebration in the United States? The first Mardi Gras was celebrated here in 1703 and it doesn’t look like we’re going to stop anytime, soon!

Mardi Gras itself predates the U.S. by thousands of years. The origin is pagan celebrations of spring and fertility, according to historians. Carnival eventually merged with Christianity because that was easier than abolishing the popular, time-honored tradition! Consequently, Mardi Gras became a prelude to Lent, the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.

One aspect of the Mobile Mardi Gras that makes it unique is the prevalence of the Moon Pie.

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