Mardi Gras Across the USA and at Elevation at Washington Gateway
Mardi Gras, a celebration rooted in pagan festivities, has evolved into a global phenomenon. While New Orleans takes center stage, our exploration transcends boundaries. Join us in discovering the vibrant Mardi Gras celebrations across the USA.
Originating in Rome, Mardi Gras became intertwined with Christianity, marking the prelude to Lent. In 1699, French explorers brought the revelry to North America, with the first recorded New Orleans parade in 1837. Fast forward to today, Mardi Gras, February 13th, 2024, is a cultural tapestry celebrated with fervor.
In Mobile, Alabama, experience family-friendly parades like the Order of Athena and the Knights of Revelry. New Orleans, the epicenter, hosts renowned parades like Endymion and Bacchus, creating a lively atmosphere in the French Quarter. Lake Charles, Louisiana, offers a unique touch with the Krewe of “Barkus” pet parade.
St. Louis, Missouri, claims the second-largest Mardi Gras parade, a month-long celebration in the historic French Soulard neighborhood. Immerse yourself in the world’s largest Mardi Gras costume display at the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu in Lake Charles.
Planning to embrace the Mardi Gras spirit? Celebrate around the country or right here in Washington, DC at Elevation at Washington Gateway. Have a celebration and decorate for the occasion! Make sure to use royal purple, gold, and emerald green to get that Mardi Gras feel. Experience the joy, history, and community spirit that make Mardi Gras a cherished celebration nationwide.