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St. Louis Mardi Gras celebration

Mr. Hankey

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MMC Member
Jan 31, 2016
South Park
A lot of folks don't know this but St. Louis also has a big Mardi Gras celebration every year. There are lots of events during the 3-4 weeks prior to the actual 'Fat Tuesday' day. The biggest and most popular is during the Saturday before there is a big parade with lots of floats and of course, they all toss beads out to the parade spectators. After the parade ends there is lots of partying and festivities in the streets until sundown.

I have a cousin who lives in St. Louis near the neighborhood where it all takes place. I've gone down for the last four years and had a blast every time...and gotten "blasted" too if you know what I mean (LOL).

Here's a pic of one of the floats at the 2013 parade that is appropriate for the My Merry Christmas forums that everyone might enjoy:

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Here's more info: www.mardigrasinc.com
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