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Alabama – Mardi Gras Parades

Pearl Float

This was the second year we’ve travelled to the Alabama Gulf Coast in February.  Both trips occurred during the Mardi Gras season and we were able to attend parades. You might be thinking, “Mardi Gras in Alabama? Don’t you mean Louisiana?” Actually, Mobile, Alabama holds the claim for earliest Mardi Gras celebrations, having first celebrated Carnival, or Mardi Gras, over 300 years ago in 1703. New Orleans was founded 15 years later, in 1718. Since national news coverage of Mardi Gras celebrations tends to focus on events held on Fat Tuesday (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the start of […]