Amazon.com Widgets
1,835 views

Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

Published:
Pete Fountain Mardi Gras climaxes with Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

Mardi Gras. It brings to mind beads, parties and fancy floats in as people cram in all the fun they can before the austere religious period known as Lent begins. Scenes from parades in New Orleans and Mobile., Ala.

The Treme Jazz Band marches through the French Quarter in New Orleans on Mardi Gras, the last day of the Carnival season ending at midnight, a daylong celebration of parades, marching groups and people in costumes.

It brings to mind beads, parties and fancy floats in as people cram in all the fun they can before the austere religious period known as Lent begins.

The brand-new Butterfly King float as it gets ready to roll in the 2012 Krewe of Rex Parade during Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans. Mardi Gras, which translates as Fat Tuesday, ends at midnight, just before Ash Wednesday ushers in Lent.

Revelers with the Mystic Stripers toss trinkets to the crowds gathered on Royal Street in Mobile, Ala. The pre Lenten blowout continues along the Gulf Coast, culminating in Fat Tuesday celebrations Feb. 21. Tourism leaders estimate more than a million visitors pour into the Mobile area each Mardi Gras season to watch the festivities.

Actress and New Orleans native Patricia Clarkson was the honorary Muse as she rides in a giant shoe down St. Charles Avenue at the Krewe of Muses Parade in New Orleans.


View the original article...

comments powered by Disqus
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

News Search


or search site with Google