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History of Mardi Gras on the Alabama coast

What city first started the Mardi Gras tradition in the United States? Ask someone from Louisiana, Alabama or Mississippi, and you may get three very different answers. In Alabama, folks take great pride in naming Mobile as home of the original Mardi Gras celebration in this country. Though many people associate Mardi Gras with New ...Read More

Mardi Gras Tradition Runs Deep on Gulf Coast

Come to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores to catch some moonpies and beads this Mardi Gras season. If you thought Mardi Gras was only a New Orleans tradition, think again. Both New Orleans and nearby Mobile, Alabama, lay claim to being the birthplace of Carnival, and locals in each city take pride in ...Read More

February 18th, 2014|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other|Tags: , , , , |