Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Evansville bar celebrates Mardi Gras for 10 years

Evansville bar celebrates Mardi Gras for 10 years

But the huge setback from Irma didn't stop this annual parade from moving forward, as hundreds of people lined the streets throwing out beads and singing songs of resilience.

"The thing about Mardi Gras is that it's all about having fun and having a party", he said.

Mardi Gras dates back centuries to the ancient Roman custom of indulging before a period of fasting. And why not don your best green, gold and purple - hopefully getting us out the frustration of no purple pride in the Super Bowl this year - and hollering for your share of beads as the good times roll and the parade passes by? "It's a lot of fun", Badurik said.

Originally Mardi Gras marked the last day of the festivities and was considered the ultimate day of celebration.

Mardi Gras, which means Fat Tuesday in French, is most often associated with wild parades, colorful costumes and plenty of alcohol and debauchery-but religion also plays a role in the festival's history. Police Chief Michael Harrison says a man who they believe was shot twice was rushed to the hospital.

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Happy Mardi Gras! Oh, how I wish I could be in New Orleans on this fine day. A third shooting left two people killed and three others wounded around 8 the city's Lower 9th Ward, about two miles from the parade route. He stated the colors head the meaning of purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power. French and largely Catholic in a nation that defined itself as English and Protestant in its early days, New Orleans embraced Mardi Gras as a way to set itself apart from the rest of the the fledgling nation. View a recipe of the King Cake here.

Mardi Gras might be one of the most exciting party events of the year. "I even know of a few events happening in [New York City] to celebrate, but I'm just too busy to go". Some believe that Mardi Gras is connected to ancient Roman and pre-Roman pagan celebrations that mark the arrival of spring.

Rex is the city's oldest parading group.

Whatever you do don't give out "love coupons".

"If you ever wanted to be a rock star, this is your chance", says the longtime Las Vegan who on Sunday will ride high, literally, as His Highness on his own float at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. When this tradition first began, masks were worn to escape both society and its class restraints, so wear it and be whoever you want for the night!

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