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Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, refers to the events of the Carnival festival, which begin on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and end on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday,” and refers to the last night of eating rich, fatty meals before the Lenten season’s ceremonial sacrifices and fasting.

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Mardi Gras is more often known in places like the United Kingdom as Pancake Day or (traditionally) Shrove Tuesday (derived from the term shrive, which means “to administer the sacrament of confession to; to absolve”).

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Best Mardi Gras Quotes

Mardi Gras is a holiday, or a day of freedom from work and school, in many cities that celebrate this special day. ~ Beverly B. Vidrine.

Mardi Gras got its start thousands of years ago. At that time, it was a spring celebration. ~ Julie Murray.

Mardi Gras is a festive holiday. People dress up and throw parties. People have fun at the celebrations and parties. ~ Molly Aloian.

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Life is too short not to celebrate the nice moments. ~ Jurgen Klopp.

Mardi Gras has different names. Many people from around the world call this festive time carnival. ~ Molly Aloian.

Mardi Gras, baby. Mardi Gras. Time when all manner of weird sh*t cuts loose and parties down. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Mardi Gras is a state of mind. ~ Ed Muniz.

Mardi Gras is the love of life. It is the harmonic convergence of our food, our music, our creativity, our eccentricity, our neighborhoods, and our joy of living. All at once. ~ Chris Rose.

Consequently they usually portray the Mardi Gras only as a surreal procession of masked drunks falling all over themselves, chasing chickens, and sometimes maiming the chickens and themselves in the process. ~ Marcia G. Gaudet.

Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday) marks the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, and a time of repentance in the Catholic Church. ~ Marcia G. Gaudet.

Mardi Gras was a discrete tourist attraction that the city celebrated for approximately two weeks. ~ Peter Kivisto.

If I had a power color, it would definitely be sparkle. ~ Rachel Hollis.

Mardi Gras is in our soul. ~ Kim Priez.

Mardi Gras industry signifies the dominance of impersonal bureaucratic norms and rational procedures in the production of Mardi Gras. ~ Peter Kivisto.

Famous Mardi Gras Quotes

Mardi Gras gives a glimpse into religion, history, politics, economics, music, folklore, theater, and social structure. ~ Errol Laborde.

A great, wild, adult thing to see is the costume competition in front of the bar Oz on Bourbon early morning on Fat Tuesday. ~ Bryan Batt.

There’s a thing I’ve dreamed of all my life, and I’ll be damned if it don’t look like it’s about to come true – to be King of the Zulu’s parade. After that, I’ll be ready to die. ~ Louis Armstrong.

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Mardi Gras a time to let down your hair. Not put it up. ~ Jacqueline Zambrano.

Mobile’s reputation as the birthplace of Mardi Gras in North America does not rest solely on the fact that a few half-starved French colonists observed the pre-Lenten feasts here 300 years ago. ~ Gary Bridgman.

It’s a great party, and anyone who doesn’t enjoy Mardi Gras is not of this world. ~ Franklin Alvarado.

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is one of the best known and largest celebrations in the United States. ~ Duncan Jamieson.

Mardi Gras has been celebrated in southern Louisiana since the French first settled in the area. ~ Marcia G. Gaudet.

Many parade goers enjoy dancing to the band music played by the brass horns during the Mardi Gras parades. ~ Beverly B Vidrine.

That didn’t sound like them slinging beads at us. Think if I whip my shirt off, they’ll go blind and leave? ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Mardi Gras, with its laughter-moving tomfooleries, must go the way of all other institutions, and reposing on its past glory, may content itself with sneering at the hard realities of the present locomotive, telegraphic age. ~ Schindler.

I think Mardi Gras is a symbol that we’re down but not out. ~ Arthur Hardy.

A Mardi Gras float, or a platform on wheels, is pulled by a tractor, and is decorated with a subject, or theme, chosen by each krewe. ~ Beverly B Vidrine.

During Mardi Gras people eat delicious foods, such as craw fish jambalaya. ~ Molly Aloian.

Famous New Orleans Quotes

The modern Mardi Gras began in New Orleans in 1827. That year, on Fat Tuesday, young men wearing bright costumes through the streets. A tradition was born. ~ Lisa Gabbert.

If there was no New Orleans, America would just be a bunch of free people dying of boredom. ~ Judy Deck.

If you love New Orleans, she’ll love you back. ~ Drew Brees.

There’s no place like New Orleans. ~ Harry Connick Jr.

There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better. ~ Bob Dylan.

New Orleans Mardi Gras is to serve as a symbolic unifier of diverse groups and attitudes, at least for that day. ~ Marcia G. Gaudet.

New Orleans is like the bad-kid island in Pinocchio. ~ Jonah Hill.

An American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans. ~ Mark Twain.

There was a change in the air. It was Mardi Gras in New Orleans, after all. ~ Penelope Douglas.

In the New Orleans area, it is tradition for the schoolchildren to build Mardi Gras floats out of shoe boxes. Make your float roar with creativity! ~ Dianne de Las Casas.

Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras = bad idea! ~ Nikki Sixx.

You can live in any city in America, but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you. ~ Chris Rose.

There is no other place on Earth even remotely like New Orleans. Don’t even try to compare it to anywhere else. ~ Anthony Bourdain.

New Orleans is unlike any city in America. Its cultural diversity is woven into the food, the music, the architecture – even the local superstitions. It’s a sensory experience on all levels and there’s a story lurking around every corner. ~ Ruta Sepetys.

Top Mardi Gras Quotes

Mardi Gras is not a parade. Mardi Gras is not girls flashing on French Quarter balconies. Mardi Gras is not an alcoholic binge. ~ Chris Rose.

Mardi Gras in Cuba was one of the most uninhibited festivals I have ever witnessed. Although I do not condone the criminal elements that existed behind the festive atmosphere, I dove into the sweeping pleasures without guilt. ~ Captain Hank Bracker.

Mardi Gras traditions began long ago during winter festivals. Late, Christians saw it as a time to eat rich foods before fasting, or not eating, during lent. Today, everybody joins the fun. ~ Molly Aloian.

I’ve heard some people say we can’t do it. But it’s a very significant anniversary and I can’t imagine it going unmarked without some kind of parade. It’s in our soul to have Mardi Gras. ~ Arthur Hardy.

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Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins. ~ Paris Hilton.

Fighting a Mardi-Gras-In-New-Orleans crowd for eight blocks from Trahan’s Tavern on St. Peter to Bourbon O on Bourbon was like a man being willing to swim the Nile, climb Mount Everest, and cross the Sahara for true love. ~ Erin Nicholas.

Carnival is a butterfly of winter whose last real flight of Mardi Gras forever ends his glory. Another season is the season of another butterfly, and the tattered, scattered, fragments of rainbow wings are in turn the record of his day. ~ Lafcadio Hearn.

Everyone looks forward to the season of the year when people of all races and backgrounds come together for the magic that is Mardi Gras. ~ Duncan Jamieson.

It is Mardi Gras custom for all gentlemen to bow and all ladies to curtsy when presented to the Mardi Gras King and Queens. ~ Huber.

Great Mardi Gras Song Style Quotes

In Gert Town where the cats all meet
There’s a Mardi Gras mambo with a beat
Join the Chief with the Zulu gang
And truck on down where the mambo’s swing ~ Lou Welsch.

When I see the Mardi Gras
I wanna know what’s carnival for
Going down to New Orleans
I’ve got my ticket in my hands ~ Henry Roeland Byrd.

Barbados -Crop Over/Kadooment Day,
Brazil /Carnival, New Orleans /Mardi Gras,
Trinidad /Jouvay ~ Charmaine J. Forde.

How we danced, as we dreamed at the Mardi Gras
Was romance what it seemed at the Mardi Gras
Was the love that we made just a brief masquerade
Was it gone with the song that the orchestra played ~ Johnny Mercer.

The Mardi Gras memories
Of creole tunes that fill the air
I dream of oleanders in June
And soon I’m wishing that I was there ~ Eddie De Lange.

With a sigh, with a glance at the moon above
Was it just by chance we spoke of love
Or did you somehow feel that the wonder was real
While we danced at the Mardi Gras ~ Johnny Mercer.

Take your burdens to the Mardi Gras
Let the music wash your soul (let it wash your soul)
You can mingle in the street
You can jingle to the beat
Of Jelly Roll ~ Paul Simon.

She pulled me in a world of wonder
It’s a charade trying to love her
It’s like trying to save a soul from Mardi Gras ~ Natalie Hemby.

Down in New Orleans
Where the blues was born
It takes a cool cat to blow a horn
On La Salle and Rampart Street
The combo’s there with a mambo beat
The Mardi Gras mambo, mambo, mambo. ~ Lou Welsch.

Hurry take me to the Mardi Gras
In the city of my dreams
You can legalize your lows
You can wear your summer clothes
In the New Orleans ~ Paul Simon.

If you go to New Orleans
You ought to go see the Mardi Gras
When you see the Mardi Gras
Somebody’ll tell you what’s Carnival for. ~ Roland Byrd.

While boys and girls are dancing
While sweethearts are romancing
Life is like a Mardi Gras
Funiculi, funicula ~ Eldo Di Lazzaro.

Common take me to the Mardi Gras
Where the people sing and play
Where the dancing is elite
And there’s music in the street
Both night and day ~ Paul Simon.

Fat Tuesday, last day before Lent’s forty day fast;
Mardi Gras magic exudes from every pore,
Elaborately costumed krewes toss beads off floats,
Give rise to fanciful celebrations of the dead,
Historic carnival steeped in Catholic doctrine. ~ Sterling Warner.

I might’ve woke up in a reservoir
I might’ve got robbed at Mardi Gras
Everybody wanna see a falling star ~ Sean Daley.


50 Mardi Gras Sayings and Captions for Instagram

Laissez les bons temps rouler [Let the good times roll]

Open mind, open heart, open container.

Let’s get jazzy.

Beads are a girl’s best friend.

Beads or it didn’t happen.

We don’t hide the crazy. We parade it down the street.

From bead to shining bead.

Big fun in the Big Easy.

Having a ball on Mardi Gras.

Short Mardi Gras Captions

It’s time to get jazzy.

Life of the Mardi.

I found the baby!

I’ve been put under the NOLA spell.

Rock you like a Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane.

Beads and bling, it’s a Mardi Gras thing.

Pass the beignets, it’s Mardi Gras!

There is nothing King Cake can’t fix.

Pour me something, mister.

Nobody puts baby in the king cake.

Fat Tuesday is the best Tuesday

It’s Carnival time!

Let them eat king cake.

Beautiful Mardi Gras Captions

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

Fat Tuesday is the only Tuesday I like.

It’s beignet a while.

King cake calories don’t count.

Call me Cajun.

Beignet, done that.

We don’t hide crazy, we parade it down the street.

Throw me something!

Everywhere else, it’s just Tuesday.

Pass the beads!

I don’t need an excuse to drink on a Tuesday.

Shrimp and rice and everything nice.

Confetti in my hair, cocktail in my hand.

Beale Street Squad.

Mardi on.

Best Mardi Gras Captions

Hey mister, throw me one of those.

What happens on the float, stays on the float.

Beads or bust.

It all starts with one bead.

Bringing Beale Street to my street

Bringing the Big Easy to my living room.

Will run for king cake.

Keep calm and throw on.

My Mardi krewe!

Fat Tuesday: I’ve been training for this.

I like big beads and I cannot lie.

I’m kind of a bead deal.

It’s good to be king.


Best Mardi Gras Hashtags

  • #mardigras
  • #neworleans
  • #nola
  • #louisiana
  • #carnival
  • #frenchquarter
  • #whodat
  • #fattuesday
  • #whodatnation
  • #followyournola
  • #gumbo
  • #bourbonstreet
  • #nolalife
  • #saints
  • #love
  • #mardigrasparade
  • #party
  • #travel
  • #kingcake
  • #batonrouge
  • #uptown
  • #creolefood
  • #parade
  • #bhfyp
  • #onetimeinnola
  • #showmeyournola
  • #carnaval
  • #photography
  • #festivalseason

Best Mardi Gras Jokes

What’s in the drink “FEMA” No one knows, but it hits you one week later!

What is the difference between Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras is an all-night party in New Orleans, Fat Tuesday is who you wake up with the morning after!

How is the bad economy affecting Mardi Gras? Now when you throw beads, women only flash one b*ob!

I always remember when Fat Tuesday is… it’s the day before “Diet Wednesday”.

How do you start a Mardi Gras parade on bourbon street? Roll a 40 down the street.

I love Mardi Gras with every bead of my heart.

Dear New Orleans, Your Fat Tuesday is Charlie Sheen’s Tuesday.

What do you call a hamburger covered in beads? A French Quarter pounder.

Have you read the JK Rowling book about Mardi Gras? It’s called “Fantastic Beads and Where To Find Them”.

To say “mardi gras” in sign language just do a huge embellished jerk off motion.

Mardi Gras Puns

The New Hampshire Primary falls on Fat Tuesday? That’s a good omen for Chris Christie.

If you can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, please feel free to reveal your breasts right here.

I think we need to stop day shaming Tuesday. Tuesday, you look fine to me. You be you Tuesday! NO #FatTuesday.

Happy Fat Tuesday! The only day of the year you can call people fat.

If Emma Watson made a movie about Mardi Gras, I bet you it would be called “Beauty and the Beads.

Mardi Gras is the only acceptable time to wear body glitter without being mistaken for a stripper.

Today is Fat Tuesday, where a $1 pair of beads will accomplish the same thing a $100 lobster may get you tomorrow for Valentines Day.

I’ve never been to Mardi Gras, but I have been around a bunch of drunk people flashing their boobs. Family reunions are the worst.

Not even Katrina could stop Mardi Gras.

How do you know you went to Mardi Gras?
A1: You wake up on a sidewalk and the only things in your pants pockets are your car keys and a court summons.
A2: You wake up and discover a Tattoo of “Beignets Rule” on your a*s.

Yesterday was Fat Tuesday. Today is Fat Shaming Awareness Wednesday.

Mardi Gras is the only time of year you can take a condescending prude and bead her down to size.

What’s the problem with jogging during Mardi Gras? The ice falls out of your drinks!

Mardi Gras is more like “Where’s My Bra”.

I used to go out drinking on Mardi Gras. Now I watch YouTube videos on how to correctly cut open a mango.

Funny Mardi Gras Jokes

What can you expect from the FEMA float at Mardi Gras this year? No one knows, it’s not expected ’til labor day!

Fat Tuesday is just a Tuesday that hasn’t learned about portion control.

Women are better communicators than men, but why do they get nude at Mardi Gras? Because for 1 week in February in New Orleans, they can’t say NO!

Fat Tuesday? Guys are such jerks. Tuesday just has a thyroid problem.


Mardi Gras Names for Party and Carnival

  • The Bead Race
  • Royal Rattle
  • Purple Glow
  • Gras Dance
  • Merry Maniacs
  • Costume Carnival
  • Spectacle De Nuit Pourpre
  • Mask On, Beauty Gone!
  • Talented Troop
  • Royal Delight
  • Maniacs in Masks
  • 90’s Night
  • Magnificent Masque
  • Flickering Beads
  • Revealer’s Ramp
  • Glitter Shriving Tuesday
  • Naïve Stars
  • Daring Dance
  • Madame and Monsieur
  • An Evening of Shimmers
  • Gator Gang
  • Beignet Babies
  • House of Glamour
  • Purple Dance
  • The Fat Tuesday Train
  • Big Easy Brunch
  • Gala Night
  • Craving Carnival
  • Blazing Babylon
  • A Night of Lights
  • Tuesday Carnival
  • Cardi Gras
  • Shrove Tonight
  • Fashion Night
  • Starry Night
  • Beads N Booze
  • The Green Ball
  • Masked Party
  • Rolling Ball
  • Bead on the Floor
  • Fett Tisdag Party
  • Glittering Smiles, Shining Miles
  • Mansion in Glitter
  • Confetti Crew
  • VooDoo Mansion
  • Glitter Gals
  • City soaked in Glitters
  • Pancake Carnival
  • Ball Evening
  • Vibrant Pool Party
  • Sweet Sixteen Mask Ball
  • Royal Night
  • Glimmer Shimmer Evening
  • Bagel Treat
  • Beignet Beads
  • Starry Carnival
  • Golden Gang
  • Light Up the Sky
  • An Evening to Shine
  • Joe’s Mardi Carnival
  • Funky Fatrival
  • Frenzy Fever
  • Le Manie Cajun
  • We Roll for King Cakes
  • Designer’s Ramp
  • The Beauty of Sparta
  • The Masquerade Maze
  • Boozy Bees
  • House of Beads
  • Le Carnaval Du Mardi Gras
  • Teen Home Party
  • Sensational 20’s
  • French Mania
  • Clown Carnival
  • A Day Before Ash
  • Donut Dance
  • French Show
  • Big Fat Night
  • Drinks N Desserts
  • Sweet Savoring, Butter Flavoring
  • Tremendous Tuesday
  • Mystical Masquerade
  • Jazzy Dancers
  • An Evening in Sparta
  • Masked Queens
  • Boozy Band
  • Groovy Dancers
  • Bad Beads
  • Glittering Costumes
  • Blazing Bandits
  • Cakes with Sparkles
  • Cold Cunning Pals
  • King Cake with Craw Fish
  • King Ring
  • Jazzy Bombs
  • Vibrant Orchestra
  • Bead Competition
  • Vulnerable Baffle Booze
  • Dazzling Tuesday
  • Masquetears Mania
  • Shrove Carnival
  • Fat Carnival
  • Beads and Babes
  • JackaLent Fest
  • Jester’s Jade
  • Mardi Mates
  • Shine Tonight
  • Crazy Cakrival
  • Confessing Cajuns
  • Carnival Hub
  • Tuesday Trivia
  • Green Gals
  • Beads of Babylon
  • Craving Cakes
  • The Mask Mates
  • Glittering Green
  • King Cake Partiee
  • Fabuleux Carnaval
  • Mask Adventure
  • Fab Fastnacht
  • Sparkle Supper
  • Pastrnival
  • Glittering Tuesday
  • Big Easy Fun
  • Talented Tuesday Night
  • Beady Carnival
  • Bears N Beers
  • The Bright Jazz
  • Vibrant Babylon
  • Beignet Bloom
  • Blazing Glittering Gals
  • City of Glamour
  • Mask On
  • Vibrant Wine
  • Great Glitters of Evening
  • Frenzy Funks
  • Bourbon Troop
  • Grande Ball
  • French Tuesday
  • Mambo Maniacs
  • Maniac Night
  • Golden Beads
  • Arriving in 47 Days!
  • Just Jester Jam
  • Grasie Ball
  • The Night Show
  • Sparkles in Sparta
  • Mardi Fever
  • Dazzling Rangers
  • Purple Fair
  • Bayou Babes
  • The Glittering Shrimps
  • Fat Tues Party
  • MadOMania
  • Glittering Show
  • Bead Orchestra
  • Followers of Jeez
  • Bagel Boys
  • The Fashion Carnival
  • King N Jester
  • Mardi Amusement Fair
  • DJ Pancake Day
  • Crazy Greeks
  • Clever Cajun
  • Bitter Cakes
  • Masked Dancers
  • Jake N Jester
  • The Roman Fest
  • Jester Junk
  • Glitter Party
  • Cajun Club
  • Donut Dance
  • Orpheus Orchestra
  • Creative Costume Show
  • Dancing Darlings
  • Jazzy Jester
  • Masquerade DJ
  • Shimmering Masks
  • Glamour Ball
  • Shimmering Evening
  • Royalty Roux
  • Joe’s Mardi Gras Party
  • The Hub of Royalty
  • Cajun Cattle
  • Cajun Carnival
  • Glittering Beads
  • Costume Mania

Facts about Mardi Gras in New Orleans

  • During the Carnival season in New Orleans, beads “grow” on trees.
  • Masks or face paint are required by law for float riders.
  • Each year, krewes adopt a fresh theme for their parades, with some keeping their themes hidden until the procession begins.
  • On parade days, colorful ladders with chairs line St. Charles Avenue so that youngsters may enjoy a good view.
  • The magic words “Throw Me Something, Mister” are utilized to catch all the tosses at Mardi Gras parades.
  • On Mardi Gras Day, the Mayor of New Orleans traditionally gives over the key to the city to Rex, the King of Carnival.
  • Mardi Gras isn’t just a single day; it’s a full season.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Mardi Gras

What is Mardi Gras celebrated for?

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday,” and it refers to the ceremonial eating of often unhealthy foods (hello, king cake) and meat before the Catholic faith’s regular 40-day fasting period starts.

What is the meaning of Mardi Gras?

It is a carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday, most notable in New Orleans.

What happens at Mardi Gras?

Music, parades, picnics, floats, and excitement are all part of Mardi Gras. In New Orleans, it’s all about the holidays! Revelers know to dress up in costumes or at the very least wear purple, green, and gold, and to decorate themselves with long beads gathered from past parade floats.

When and where is Mardi Gras?

Shrove Tuesday, commonly known as Mardi Gras, occurs every year on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.
2022 – 1 March
2023 – 21 February
2024 – 13 February
2025 – 4 March


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