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It's not as wet as the weekend was but it will be far from a pleasant forecast for Mardi Gras, but at least it should be dry for the multitude of parades and celebrations.

Jonathan and Norma Snow of Dobson made their way to Mardi Gras after reading about the party in the Mount Airy News.

"I like that it is a family atmosphere, and that is important that we have somewhere where the families can go", she said.

Originally Mardi Gras marked the last day of the festivities and was considered the ultimate day of celebration.

"We used to be in the parade every year, and now we're not, we just watch it and either way it's fun, it's fun to throw the beads and it's fun to catch them", said Cox.

As we celebrate Fat Tuesday, staring Ash Wednesday and 40 days of Lent straight in the face, it's a good time to remember, reflect and, possibly, make sure you have money for bail, as the Carnival season comes to an end with Mardi Gras.

This is the 29th year of the Krewe of Hebe Parade. He stated the colors head the meaning of purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power. States like Alabama, the home of the first Mardi Gras parade and 2nd biggest celebration and Florida, declare Fat Tuesday as a state holiday. Also known as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras is an annual carnival event held in countries across the globe.

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John Allen, Karen Elkhouja, Rodney Glidewell, Connie Glidewell and Michelle Jackson settle in for a night of Mardi Gras fun. Does that mean I'm going to drink so much until I can't walk?' " Lasof said.

The concept of king cake began in the late 19th century, when the Twelfth Night Revelers baked a cake with a bean inside.

CAS freshman Charlotte Dankwah is not celebrating the festival this year. If you get the munchies, the kitchen is offering some New Orleans favorites, like cajun jambalaya, gumbo and crawfish popcorn.

There are many in Havre de Grace who are looking forward to the city's Mardi Gras Parade and celebration.

Despite its roots being traced back to Europe, today, the celebrations are best associated with New Orleans, which has a vibrant French history.

Where is Mardi Gras celebrated most in France?

"If you ever wanted to be a rock star, this is your chance", says the longtime Las Vegan who on Sunday will ride high, literally, as His Highness on his own float at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. You can get most of these at a local thrift store or party store, or if you don't want to spend money, try combining funky pieces already in your closet.