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What is Mardi Gras

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Jacqueline Cote

on 21 March 2014

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Transcript of What is Mardi Gras

What is Mardi Gras?
Welcome to Mardi Gras
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What to Expect
Crazy costumes
Begins on Kings Day until Fat Tuesday
Last night to eat richer more fatty food
New Orleans most famous
Generates over one billion dollars in New Orleans
Family celebration
Some popular dishes:
King's Cake
Crawfish Etouffee
King's Cake
Mardi Gras
Cajun dish
Shellfish or fowl
Originates from French settlers
Served over rice
Flashing for beads?
French tradition?
Only in New Orleans?

Small non-profit organization
New Orleans has 28
Host a Ball
Make a float
Participate in various events throughout the year
No two Krewes are the same
In the past they were used for different social classes to mingle
In addition women used them to mingle without judgement
Today they are worn for the amusement of dressing up
Cajun vs. Creole
Is there a difference?
Cajun food can be described as “country cooking”
Creole is more “elegant and sophisticated” or “city food” as told by famous chef Paul Prudhomme
Traditional rice dish
Chicken, sausage, seafood, or any mixture of the three
Oregano, bay leaves, thyme
Creole or Cajun seasoning
Holy trinity
The Resurrection
The Hand Grenade
Jean Baptiste
1703 America's first Mardi Gras
1872 First Parade
Purple, Green and Gold
1875 The Mardi Gras Act
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