Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten season for some Christians around the world. It began in Europe and famous Carnival celebrations take place in France, Venice and Brazil each year. Since Lent is a period of sacrifice, the idea is to indulge on the day before you have to start fasting or giving up luxuries.
New Orleans hosts the largest celebration in the United States each year (though the first one was actually held in Mobile, Ala. in 1703). The season is marked by balls and parades put together by krewes, all culminating on Mardi Gras day when the Zulu and Rex parades roll down St. Charles Avenue.
In 2013, Shelby Holliday, then still reporting for Channel One, got to travel to New Orleans and see how Mardi Gras is celebrated. Shelby took some fascinating photos — check out the slideshow below.
Already have practically perfect attendance
I already have practically perfect attendance!!!!!
Wow This is a special event I am very thankful that i get to go there every year. Thank you Channel One for showing this. Shoutout to St. Monica Freshman Class of 2018
party hard till it stops
mardi gras are awesome. I went to one a while ago. I t was bright!
If schools were to use class 120 I would not skip school because my education is important and parent’s spend way too much money on our school education to be wasted by skipping
If school’s were to use class 120 to track students I would not skip because my education is important and parent’s spend way too much money for us to be wasting by skipping.