Mardi Gras Day !

Its finial here the Biggest party of the year : Mardi Gras.

Where did Mardi Gras originate?

While the holiday could have pagan Roman roots, it didn’t become known as “Mardi Gras” until it reached France and then spread throughout Europe. In England, it became known as Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day, which is still popular today (you can imagine what they eat). European colonists later brought the huge celebrations to the Americas, where it became Carnival Tuesday in Caribbean nations

When did Mardi Gras start in America?

In 1699, Mardi Gras is said to have made its way to North America, thanks to French-Canadian explorer Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville. He settled down near present-day New Orleans and brought the tradition with him.

Where the first official celebration actually happened, however, is up for constant debate. Both Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana, are said to have hosted the first Mardi Gras. Some say that Alabama holds the title on a technicality—the city was officially founded over a decade before the Big Easy.

So How can you celebrate at your Home : House Float parade

make a Shoe Box float /parade

  • shoe box
  • paint
  • construction paper
  • decorations
  • basic craft supplies
  • Break down your box, flip to the solid bottom. and paint a base color. Use the lid as the back of the float. and glue on. And decorations with glitter, stickers and more. You can use small plastic figures for riders.

Bake some Mardi gras treats :

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