Mardi Gras is believed to have arrived in North America on March 3, 1699, when the French-Canadian explorer Pierre Le Moyne d‘Iberville camped about 60 miles downriver from the future site of New Orleans. Knowing it was Fat Tuesday back in France, Iberville named the spot Point du Mardi Gras and held a small gala. source
We went to the clubhouse to celebrate with George and his crew. Sometimes you want to go where people are always glad you came.
Odd facts about Mardi Gras:
- MARDI GRAS IS ALWAYS THE TUESDAY BEFORE ASH WEDNESDAY
- MARDI GRAS MARKS THE END OF CARNIVAL SEASON
- MARDI GRAS IS ALSO KNOWN AS “PANCAKE DAY”
- KING’S CAKE IS EATEN ALL THROUGHOUT CARNIVAL SEASON
- THE FIRST NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS PARADE WAS 177 YEARS AGO