American metropolis hosts every year, Mardi Gras Carnival kick off when the fun. Carnival starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday though parties before that date. According to tradition, carnival celebrations and is actually season begins each year on January 6, day Twelft known as the Night (Twelfth Night) and can grow to take up to two months, depending on the date of Easter. Economic reasons and duration of official travel is reduced, however.
Mardi Gras's ceremony was the French settlers brought the tradition became part of French Louisiana, the first carnival was held in 1703 in the small town now known as Fort Louis of Mobile (Alabama). Over time the carnival was part of celebrations of the winter season at a time and identifying the ball season debut in the ladies society of good people of New Orleans.
Carnival fever include the entire city but zero is represented by the French Bourbon Street in the District. Beautiful floats that address a diverse themes, from mythological characters to the cultural, political and social interest of the city's main streets marching. Parades, competitions, parades and balls are not only the agenda but they are reasons for tourists invading the city annually. Add rivers are able to drink alcohol in public, especially the promise to see in broad daylight more naked girls than you could see anywhere (when weather conditions allow it). Mardi Gras, the bravest (or fortified enough) to give clothes and replace them with paint, in which the most interesting models.
The rainbow vision that characterizes carnival, three colors stand out as demonstrations of traditional colors: purple (symbolizing justice), yellow (symbolizing strength) and green (symbolizing faith). Beads are another specific feature of American Mardi Gras. On this occasion, everyone wears around his neck several different colored strings of beads. Moreover, now you can see the strings of beads hanging on the edges of balconies and tree branches.
By Maria Morari
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