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“Fat Tuesday,” namely as translated from the French Mardi Gras, is one of the grandest and most colorful carnivals in the world. The holiday originated in the 18th century, when the territory of Louisiana was under the control of France. After the arrival of the Spaniards this holiday was banned, but soon the locals still made his return. The American Mardi Gras — February madness, celebrate a costume parade before the Great lent. Here reigns the great jazz of New Orleans, the musicians, blowing cheeks, blowing from every angle, from carts at the crowd showered confetti and tinsel, and his eyes can’t believe all the unimaginable number of colours, dancing around.
The American Mardi Gras — new Orleans February madness, celebrate a costume parade before the Great lent.
Especially noteworthy in these days is called the two parade: a parade of Bacchus, taking place on the Sunday before “Fat Tuesday” and is dedicated to this vicious entertainment like booze, cards and women, and also Indian parade, distinguished by its exquisite splendor and brightness of fancy dress costumes. The culmination of this celebration of life comes, of course, on Tuesday — no running, movement is blocked, and on the streets thousands of people ready to jump into the abyss of the incredible events that so easily gives in these days of New Orleans.
In 1872, the celebration was attended by Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich Romanov, followed in America for his mistress, the actress Lydia Thompson.
By the way, the festival has three official colors — yellow, green and purple. These colors represent faith, power and justice and even included in the Charter of the carnival. So if you decide to visit this Grand festival, remember to wear something from this palette.
The main venue of the carnival is traditionally considered the French quarter on Bourbon street. But local residents are still advised to go to the Garden District (garden district) and St. Charles Avenue (Charles Avenue), although it should be noted that even in the most ordinary day of the holiday all seats are occupied even 4 hours before the start of the parade. So going to see action, please come early.
To get the most precious trophy of the carnival — a coconut thrown from a train, — it is necessary in that whatever was to draw attention to themselves “throw”. To achieve the desired effect decided to unbutton her blouse and lift up Mikey.