It’s hard to believe that the decade is coming to a close and it’s already time to be planning for 2020 – a whole new year to look forward to and to get ready for the best times!  If you’re interested in Mardi Gras, but not quite ready to commit to the whole she-bang in Read More »
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My word! It’s already almost time for Mardi Gras! We’re booked for the Big Week, but just prior to that, you can come and enjoy a whole lot of great events and activities, even Mardi Gras related ones, and miss the major crowds and still get a room at 1896 O’Malley House! Here are the Read More »
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As the old song says, “Mardi Gras is coming to town…”, or is that Santa Claus? Hmm – well, it’s already December! 2017 is drawing to a close, and Christmas is coming! But even in the midst of all the holiday festivities and fun, another BIG EVENT is just over the horizon and coming fast. Read More »
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It’s time again for all the frolicking fun of the carnival festival season in New Orleans! Although Mardi Gras isn’t actually until Tuesday, February 17th, you can see parades starting as early as January 31st! The first New Orleans parade is the Krewe du Vieux at 6:30 in the French Quarter. You can see parades Read More »
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The parades are growing more numerous the closer we get to the real Fat Tuesday! New Orleans and the surrounding cities are proud to be the real McCoy when it comes to Mardi Gras. Other places do it, but we are the original and most well-known, and we revel in that fact! February 26 Starting Read More »
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The carnival season officially started on January 6th with the Joan d’Arc parade, but the action really heats up in New Orleans on February 15th. Here is a list of the parades for 2014: February 15th: Krewe du Vieux rolls its naughty self through the French Quarter starting at 6pm, followed by Krewe Delusion, a Read More »
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Mardi Gras is a celebration with ancient roots. Some say that it’s associated with the Roman Saturnalia celebration, and was adopted by the early church fathers to entice the new converts. From there, the practices spread to Europe, where some other pieces of the Mardi Gras puzzle entered the picture, such as King Cakes. These Read More »
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