Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees was named King of the Bacchus Krewe at this year's Mardi Gras.
When he died, all the black Mardi Gras Indians came out and kissed the ground in front of his house.
But it took another 20 years for his son, Owen “Pip” Brennan, Jr. to make the Krewe synonymous with Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras is also profoundly weird and dark at its uptown core.
In over a century of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, no one had heard anything like it.
Pauline wore the topaz at the Mardi Gras Ball, and died ten minutes after she had entered the room.
It was plain that he was not greatly enjoying the Mardi Gras.
The city's great holiday is the Mardi Gras carnival, which is celebrated just before Lent.
Move and I'll wipe my palette off on that Mardi Gras vest of yours!
When the night of the Mardi Gras ball came, he felt like a lost spirit during the hours he was forced to remain away from her.
1690s, from French, literally "fat Tuesday," from mardi "Tuesday" (12c., from Latin Martis diem "day of the planet Mars;" see Tuesday) + gras "fat," from Latin crassus, "thick." Day of eating and merrymaking before the fasting season of Lent.
An annual festival held in France on the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” — meaning it is the last opportunity to eat rich food before the fast of Lent begins. It is related to celebrations elsewhere, called “carnivals,” from the Latin words carne and vale, “meat” and “farewell,” meaning a farewell to meat before the abstinence of Lent.
Note: New Orleans, Louisiana, is famous for its Mardi Gras celebration, as is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.