The 12 Essential Mardi Gras Traditions Every New Orleanian Grew Up With
Mardi Gras is here! While you’re out on the route with your family and friends, think about all the fun Mari Gras traditions you grew up with as a kid, from making little dogs out of your beads to dancing with the band–things we all did growing up–and how we’re passing these fun traditions onto the next generation. Here are 12 Mardi Gras traditions every New Orleanian grew up with. Can you think of any others?
What are some other Mardi Gras traditions you grew up with? We’d love to read about them in the comments section below!
To learn about the makings of all things Mardi Gras, learn more in this article about Mardi Gras World.
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What are some of the best restaurants in New Orleans?
- Shaya serves authentic foods from Israel and is also one of the best Israeli restaurants in New Orleans.
- The Dong Phong Bakery name is kind of a misnomer because in addition to great pastries they also serve up great Vietnamese food.
- Dat Dog offers is all about hot dogs—meat and vegan varieties—with more combinations than you can possibly imagine.
What are the biggest tourist attractions in New Orleans?
- The Aquarium of the Americas is an under the sea wonderful that is fun for the entire family.
- Jean Lafitte National Wildlife Preserve gets you out in nature in a beautiful swampland
- Louis Cemetery No. 1 is a must-visit in the city to learn about its history and culture.
Where are the best places to take kids in New Orleans?
- The Audubon Zoo for its amazing collection of exotic animals.
- The Louisiana Children’s Museum for interactive learning fun.
- Storyland which brings fairy tale storybook characters to life.