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What comes to your mind when you think of Mardi Gras? For others, it's wild parties, women flashing their boobs and the craziness that is Bourbon Street. Mardi Gras is a historical celebration that dates back thousands of yearsand was intended to be a celebration on the eve of Lent.
These naughty beads are desired by all. When the masses are screaming "Show us what you've got" you'll be ready with these beauties. They're sure to attract all the attention of your friends and strangers alike.
Sure, you may have midterms, but finals count for more of your grade anyway. Because when you inevitably decide to ditch the books and put on your sexiest layer of vodka for some fun in Soulard, there are a couple things you really ought to know. There may be Mardi Gras parties all around town, but the streets of Soulard are where the main festivities are happening.
Last year I let you guys send me on a Mardi Gras scavenger hunt. Then I posted the pictures for you all. I get things like hurricanes, rednecks and oil spills.
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Mardi Gras is a celebration that brings to mind images of lavish parades, gaudy beads, king cakes, and for some, bare chests. The history of Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans goes back to the early s, and the numerous and long-standing traditions are sacred to locals. While some people think the time-honored "Throw me something, mister!
Facebook Twitter Email. That's pretty much what artist Cree McCree expected. But that was before the Crescent City transplant actually experienced it, in true New Orleans style. There's no doubt about it, the Mardi Gras spirit defines the soul of New Orleans and the event itself is the city's top travel draw, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
French for the holiday known as Fat TuesdayMardi Gras is that special day for Christians to get all that "naughty" behavior out of their system before they head to church the very next day — likely hungover as hell — to mark Lent with Ash Wednesday. For those who observe Lent, Mardi Gras is a healthy way to exorcise to the devil inside. And one of the most infamous devilish traditions? Flashing for beads on Bourbon Street.