Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Celebrations

by WriterArtist

The raucous and boisterous celebrations of Mardi gras are better known as Fat Tuesday festival, a gala event, merriment and commemoration accompanied with a feast fit for king.

February month is full of celebrations and reasons to celebrate; also it happens to be the obvious occurrence of Fat Tuesday gourmet festival which is why February is one of its kinds, a colorful festive month. It is easy to bring the spirit, brightness and grandeur of Mardi Gras in your house ambience with Mardi Gras decoration of bead crafts. The beads and trinkets come in vibrant colors of bold purple, dazzling gold and soft green hues which happen to be the traditional colors of Mardi Gras.

It is not overhyped and banal to declare that Mardi Gras decoration and celebration is not complete without the use of the colorful beads and masquerade outfits. You will be surprised to know that thousands of bucks are spent on the goodies, colorful beads, trinkets, doubloons, stuffed toys and things that are thrown off the floats during the carnival and Mardi Gras parades. This is one more reason people flock to catch the prizes which are of course – free in the marching carnivals.

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Why Mardi Gras is Called Fat Tuesday?


The Fat Tuesday as the name denotes - brings you a license to indulge in gourmet eating and drinking. You get to eat the yummy King cakes, friendly beer, delicious beignets similar to dough-nuts and many more yummy stuff that you can take.

The event is extra-ordinarily popular and people come with their families in Harlequin masquerade costumes, Jester, Peacock and other costumes, dressed for the extravaganza of Mardi Gras carnival. According to the traditions, everyone ought to wear vivid costumes to the parades, and you definitely don't want to be the single one, left out in the carnival or the odd man in the parade in civilian clothes.

2014 March Month Fat Tuesday Celebrations


Mardi Gras has a colorful history throughout its life span and continues to dazzle the many locations of US and UK. Folks just love the February month's Fat Tuesday celebrations; it is a means to escape from the stress filled life and other worries of waving economy. In fact, Mardi Gras is long been celebrated in United States from Texas to Florida and now even in other parts of the country of the nation. Brazil and Australia being the locations for big celebrations which also caters for the jobs and it really means big for local business companies.

Did you know Mardi Gras is also know as "Fat Tuesday" celebration?

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DerdriuMarriner on 02/08/2023

I know Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras as terça-feira gorda in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil!

kajohu on 01/13/2014

I did know this, and I like the idea of "Fat Tuesday"

Significance of the Carnival

Grand Celebrations and Parades All Over US and Europe

Mardi Gras is not localized anymore; it has become instrumental in a way of life for people in the family business and communities supplying Mardi Gras merchandize. Many families have a chain of Mardi Gras party supply stores. The bottom line is; it caters for small industries and is a big tourist business as well.

Mardi Gras is a boost to tourism that draws more than one million visitors pouring into just one location of US. There are many carnivals that observe each Mardi Gras season, attracting even bigger crowds; flocking carnivals in grandeur, pomp and show. The New Orleans is having a complete makeover with the krewe preparations and the carnival mesmerizing the crowd like never before.

People who have been to the carnival know by experience the outrageous crowd waiting for freebies. The crowd as estimated in 2012 can draw thousands of tourists and they continue to pour as the festivities and parade continue to become more popular.

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Updated: 01/13/2014, WriterArtist
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DerdriuMarriner on 02/08/2023

It's fun to experience the community, joy and warm-heartedness of Mardi Gras parades, especially in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. I love the spirited, spiritual generosity of the Brazilian people, who samba in the streets even when the team does not win the World Cup.

Would there still be Portuguese influences on Terça-Feira Gorda (Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras) celebrations in Goa?

WriterArtist on 02/16/2015

Dear Kajohu - I am also in awe with these vibrant colours of Mardi Gras and would love to watch a live parade someday.

kajohu on 01/13/2014

I've never been to a Mardi Gras parade, but I'd love to see one. It would be so much fun to be in New Orleans for this celebration.

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