1A Festival Unlike Any Other
Whether you call it Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, this iconic celebration has been taking place for hundreds of years! In fact, it’s believed to have arrived in North America as early as 1699. Ever since, people have gone to extreme lengths to celebrate.
2No Costume Is Strange Here
Costumes and masks are perhaps the easiest way to recognize someone celebrating Mardi Gras. But why? In the event’s earliest days, masks were worn as a means of escaping society and class constraints so people could feel free to be whomever they wanted – even if they chose to be chained to a tree!