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Lafayette and Acadiana Mardi Gras Parade, Ball, Event Schedule for 2013

If you're looking for events related to Mardi Gras 2013, check this list as we will update with information as we get it.

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Mardi Gras Dos & Don’ts For First Timers

Mardi Gras is fast approaching and soon guest bedrooms and couches will be filled with out-of-town friends and family looking to enjoy the festival season. In order to ensure these first timers have just as good a time as long time Mardi Gras veterans, here are a few dos and don’ts to pass along.

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Mark Gstohl, Flickr / Natalie Maynor, Flickr / Gaye Gerard, Getty Images
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10 Cute Dogs Dressed for Mardi Gras

Next Tuesday is a big day…literally. This year, February 21st is Mardi Gras, or translated, Fat Tuesday. The day we all party down and do all kinds of sinful things before giving it all up for Lent. Yes, even the dogs.

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Mardi Gras 2012 Schedule Of Events

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It's carnival time again! All over Acadiana, preparations are taking place to celebrate Mardi  Gras 2012. From the Mardi Gras Balls to the parades, here's a list of what's going on and when here in Acadiana for Mardi Gras 2012.

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Acadiana’s Parade Rundown For Saturday – Feb. 11

Okay Acadiana, you’ve been been patient long enough. It’s all about to get started. Just a few more hours left before the streets of Lafayette transform into festival ground zero.

It all kicks off tomorrow morning at 11am in Carencro. Starting at Carencro

flickr user: Mark Gstohl
flickr user: Mark Gstohl
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Five Accessories Only Acceptable During Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is a celebration of decadence. It is a holiday of fun, excitement, and individuality. During Mardi Gras, social norms fly out the window and a laissez faire attitude prevails just about everywhere.

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Courtesy of Southwest Mardi Gras Association
Courtesy of Southwest Mardi Gras Association
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Lafayette Mardi Gras Now Has Smart Phone App

Our friends with the Greater Southwest Mardi Gras Association announced a new app for your smartphone. The app is available for both iPhone and Android platforms and it is filled with Mardi Gras info.

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Mardi Gras In One Sentence

It’s funny to think that while we are mid swing in our Mardi Gras celebration, most of the country is plugging away at another regular old work week. Growing up in South Louisiana it is sometimes hard to imagine life with out Mardi Gras, but for most of the country this is the sad reality

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Infrogmation, Flickr
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10 Delicious King Cakes for Mardi Gras

The king cake is a traditional Mardi Gras food. It is usually a ring-shaped pastry, sometimes filled with cheese or jelly and sprinkled with the colors of Mardi Gras. It began as an Epiphany treat, celebrating the arrival of the Three Wise Men to the stable where Jesus was born. Oh, and it’s delicious.

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What Exactly Is the History Behind Mardi Gras?

After Hurricane Katrina devastated the Atlantic Coast in 2005, New Orleans, and the region as a whole, gained more prominence in the national and international news, and rightly so.

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