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Friday, February 13, 2015

Mardi Gras History - Mobile, AL

In a few of my other Mardi Gras posts I talked about the kids being out of school for Mardi Gras. Yes, public schools celebrate two holiday days of Mardi Gras. Since we are in a transition of one being Home Schooled and the other still in public school the "holiday" comes up. We will be celebrating it differently in our own homeschool way. Anywho, with these holidays I wanted to learn more about Mardi Gras other then beads, moonpies, and king cake.

Did you know that Mardi Gras was founded in Mobile, AL? Yep, sure was - not New Orleans like you may have thought. It was also founded 15 years before New Orleans was founded. History always surprises us because things are never as they appear. Just like thinking Mardi Gras was founded in NOLA {<<Southern Slang for New Orleans, LA, if you aren't familiar}

Royal Float with Mardi Gras King Felix III and Queen of Mardi Gras, archival photo. (Silver gelatin print by Julian Lee Rayford, from the History Museum of Mobile) taken from

There is so much that can be learned by just taken a moment and looking it up. This is something my son is learning right now. LOOK IT UP, especially with all the knowledge that is at our finger tips with the Internet. Here is a place for you to start.

Mardi Gras History Mobile, AL 

Take a moment if you are in Mobile, AL and visit the Mobile Carnival Museum 

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