Celebrating Mardi Gras in France

Celebrating Mardi Gras in France

Although Mardi Gras is more famous as the boisterous and debauched carnival celebrated in New Orleans and other places in the New World, its origins are much tamer, and they can be traced back to...France. Fat Tuesday celebrations were spread all over the world by French colonists, and as the centuries went by they stuck and morphed into something completely different. Visitors to France might be surprised by how different Mardi Gras is in France -it might as well be a completely different h... [ read more ]