The History Behind New Orleans’ Oldest Mardi Gras Krewe Will Fascinate You

It’s that magical time of year when Carnival season descends on the city. the Mardi Gras ladders get dusted off, you can stock up on your collection of Mardi Gras cups, and king cakes are everywhere you turn. Mardi Gras has been a time honored tradition since the 1730s, slowly evolving into the Mardi Gras we know today. Since we’re in the beginning of Carnival season, we’d thought we’d take a look back at the history of the oldest Mardi Gras Krewe in New Orleans, and how they shaped Mardi Gras today.

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