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Tolston said they have been busy this month between Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day orders.

Other states like Texas don't necessarily declare Mardi Gras a state holiday, but cities like Galveston are known to celebrate and do it up big time for Fat Tuesday. Each color has a special meaning: purple symbolizes justice, gold signifies power and green represents faith. In fact, if you're in the United Kingdom or Ireland, you might hear of people celebrating something called Pancake Tuesday, and devout Anglicans and other Protestant denominations celebrating Shrove Tuesday.

The Humane Society of Louisiana has 19 horses up for adoption, brought in to help carnival krewes during Mardi Gras, and they're available for pickup Wednesday.

"People are screaming for you, and for you to throw trinkets and beads", says Vennart, who had his "coronation" party in New Orleans in late January before returning for Sunday's gleeful blowout.

On Saturday, they rode in the the Krewe of Endymion parade, which is the largest parade of the Carnival season.

The aroma of freshly-baked pastries filled the air at the Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center Monday afternoon, and purple, green and gold icing was being dribbled and slung across the tops of some scrumptious-looking, round confections. But over the years I've noticed that what you give says more about you than it does about your love.

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The King Cake also is featured during Mardi Gras celebrations.

The annual celebration has its roots in religious festivals. If you are easily offended New Orleans natives recommend staying home from parades and parties. "I think we have a horse of every color out here just about". Some believe that Mardi Gras is connected to ancient Roman and pre-Roman pagan celebrations that mark the arrival of spring.

"This is definitely a non-denominational event", he said.

"To keep the tradition alive". Rex, the accepted name for the King of Mardi Gras since 1872, established those iconic colors for the celebration. "But this week, the [Faculty Fellows in Residence] on [Lipton Residence Hall's] 11th floor are having a party in their room to celebrate and will be welcoming residents in with foods from Louisiana".

The city that never sleeps doesn't sleep on this holiday either. "You look like you came out of 'Camelot.' It's a pretty big to-do". When this tradition first began, masks were worn to escape both society and its class restraints, so wear it and be whoever you want for the night! How are you going to take the beads out of Mardi Gras? that's like taking the presents out of Christmas, it's just something you don't do.

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