Mardi Gras News

USA TODAY
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 06, 2017 - 7:20 am
The Krewe of Endymion today announced its celebrity performers for the 2018 Extravaganza in the Superdome the Saturday before Fat Tuesday. Video of Endy 2018 Preview Rod Stewart will play for the crowd and has been invited to ride in carnival's biggest parade. He is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of...
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March 21, 2017 - 2:03 pm
Let me give you some facts. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It is always celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday so the date changes every year. In 2008, it falls on February 5. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, and for New Orleans' Catholics that means sacrifice. Mardi Gras is the last...
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