Mardi Gras Beads Displays and Dragons. Public Domain ClipArt Stock Photos. Title: Mardi Gras beads hang in a tree for weeks after Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama. Creator(s): Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer. Date Created / Published: 2010 February 14.
Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
Call Number: LC-DIG-highsm- 05289 (ONLINE) [P and P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Subjects: United States -- Alabama--Mobile. Mardi Gras beads. America.
"Mardi Gras" "Mardi Gras season", "Fat Tuesday" and "Carnival season", in English, refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Epiphany or Kings day and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday.
Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. The day is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday, from the word shrive, meaning "confess."
Mardi Gras displays and details in store windows and cast iron during the Mardi Gras season in Mobile, Alabama.
Mardi Gras began in Mobile, Alabama in 1703 when it was a colony of French soldiers. Colorful beads and Moon Pies (two large cookies with marshmellow in between and covered with various flavors of chocolate) are thrown from the floats.
Mardi Gras displays and details in store windows during the Mardi Gras season in Mobile, Alabama.
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