mardi gras

Why Do We Throw Beads At Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras in South Louisiana is kind of like breathing - we just do it. There are so many historical traditions, we rarely think about the significance of what we're doing. Why do we even throw beads at Mardi Gras?
History Of The Mardi Gras Moon Pie
Throwing Moon Pies originally began in Mobile , AL, where they are still the catch of choice for the parades there. Here in Lafayette, the tradition is much younger. But why a Moon Pie?

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