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Celebrate Fat Tuesday at Tap House

14 February 2018

Neighbors living in Citrus Park celebrated Tuesday-Mardi Gras style. However, the exciting Carnival celebrations go on from January 6, the Twelfth Night or Feast of Epiphany, until the midnight of Fat Tuesday. Although 1872 was when the Mardi Gras Rex chose the colors, by 1892's celebration the Rex of that year came up with and declared there was a meaning behind the hues. A Mardi Gras-themed piñata, like a joker or mask, can double as a cool decoration and a fun party game.

The parades, however, are not just a time for celebration, especially at this year's festivities, which started Friday and end Tuesday.

Though Mardi Gras has roots in Catholic tradition, the religious aspects of the event have always been separated from the main goal - the party.

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Due to the French influence in New Orleans, Mardi Gras remains a rich custom for the Cajun and Creole people of Louisiana.

This year's Queen Leda and King Jupiter were SJ and Sylvia Marenga they greeted the krewe from the reviewing stand in front of city hall, while last year's king and queen rode atop the royal floats.

Colored purple, green and gold, King Cake is essential for any Mardi Gras celebration.

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People in attendance say the crowds this year did not compare to crowds in the past. The king cake features purple, gold and green icing and has a small trinket, usually a tiny plastic baby, inside. The annual concert celebration is made possible through the generous support of the Hayner Public Library District and LCCC.

But the celebration extends across the city and state, of course, because, hey, it's a day off, and it's one of New Orleans' biggest tourist draws. Celebrating Mardi Gras doesn't have to be hard, and by viewing the guide below it can be made even easier. "I even know of a few events happening in [New York City] to celebrate, but I'm just too busy to go".

According to a recent poll, Mardi Gras remains an incredibly popular festival in France with seven out of ten French people celebrating it. "I definitely plan to stop by". "You look like you came out of 'Camelot.' It's a pretty big to-do". You can get most of these at a local thrift store or party store, or if you don't want to spend money, try combining funky pieces already in your closet. "That's what makes it such a great event". Mardi Gras is all about music, decorations, food and celebrating with the people around you, and those are things you can have in your very own home.

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Celebrate Fat Tuesday at Tap House