Most People Have No Idea This Famous Celebration Got Its Start In Alabama

When most people hear Mardi Gras, they typically think of New Orleans. It’s no surprise considering Mardi Gras is New Orleans’ most famous annual event. It’s so famous that it receives more than one million attendees from around the world each year. Alabama has its very own Mardi Gras, and while it’s not as widely known as New Orleans’ Mardi Gras, there’s still something quite special about it.

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Visit Mobile has provided us with a Mobile Mardi Gras 2017 schedule, which can be seen here. For more fun facts about Mobile, check out our previous article: 12 Things You Probably Didn’t Already Know About Mobile, Alabama.