Alabama pokes at Louisiana's Mardi Gras festival
Posted on 2/1/2018 10:54:00 AM.
The Alabama state tourism agency has installed ten billboards around New Orleans and south Mississippi, inviting them to celebrate “America’s original Mardi Gras.” They don’t specifically say Mobile, but mileage distance points in that direction. Louisiana Mardi Gras expert Arthur Hardy says Mobile never celebrated their original party on Mardi Gras day.
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Where did Mardi Gras start? New Orleans, or Mobile?
Posted on 2/17/2015 2:15:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The question over which city "started" Mardi Gras, New Orleans or Mobile, Alabama, is coming up again this Fat Tuesday. Mobile Mayor Sandy Simpson is bragging that the Alabama destination is where the pre-Lenten celebrations originally began in the United States.
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