Mardi Gras is a major celebration rife with parties, parades, beads, and masquerades. Mardi is the French word for Tuesday, and gras means “fat.” In France, the day before Ash Wednesday came to be known as Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday.” The first American Mardi Gras took place on March 3, 1699, when French explorers Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville and Sieur de Bienville landed near present-day New Orleans, Louisiana. Today it is the culmination in the major Carnival celebration in South American countries leading up to the 40 days of Lent.
This year Mardi Gras will be March 5, but – just as New Orleans celebrates for many weekends leading up to it – we will be celebrating with 4 short Mardi Gras themed breakout rooms. Come to our mysterious garden party, but beware, no one knows who the host is or why he has opened his doors to us. Beads and masks will be provided for our masquerade party.
Registration is required - ONLY REGISTER FOR 1
Millhopper Branch Library March 1 in Meeting Room B