A History of Mardi Gras

A History of Mardi Gras It's New Orleans' favorite time of year: Mardi Gras! Do you know the history of this widely popular and celebrated holiday? Mardi Gras, or Carnival, has its earliest origin in Roman times. The Saturnalia, dedicated to Saturn, the Roman God of the Harvest, was a harvest festival celebrated in mid-December…
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Celebrating the Tricentennial: The First Mardi Gras Parades

This year we celebrate the New Orleans Tricentennial. The 2018 NOLA Commission has created a variety of special events, concerts, and fireworks as well as the completion of major infrastructure projects in 2018 to commemorate this important anniversary.  Here at the St. Tammany Parish Library, we will feature a new blog post each month about an…
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