Mardi gras

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Mardi gras

  1. 1. Carnival TimeBy Matt BonuraMatt Bonura
  2. 2. Navigation 1. History of Mardi Gras 4. Parades 1. Official Holiday 1. History of Parades 2. America 2. Metairie Parades 3. New Orleans 3. New Orleans parades 2. King Cakes 5. References 1. Origin 2. Types of cakes 3. Buying 3. Mardi Gras Balls 1. History 2. Rex Ball 3. ExtravaganzaMatt Bonura 2
  3. 3. History of Mardi GrasMatt Bonura 3
  4. 4. Official Holiday -Officially in 1582-Private clubs held balls -Krewes 4 Matt Bonura
  5. 5. Mardi Gras in America -Iberville and Bienville Lemoyne -March 3, 1699-Mouth of the Mississippi “Pointe du Mardi Gras” -1st Mardi Gras 5 Matt Bonura
  6. 6. New Orleans  18th Century New Orleans founded and Carnival began  Private and public parties  Official parades began in 1838  Mardi Gras almost ended in 1857  Saved by the Krewe of ComusMatt Bonura 6
  7. 7. King CakesMatt Bonura
  8. 8. Origin• Special cake in honor of the three king‟s • King Cake Party • Feast of Epiphany • The BABY! 8 Matt Bonura
  9. 9. Types of King Cakes • Original • a ring of dough with small amount of decoration • Today‟s King Cakes • Braided and baked • Colorful sugar• Creative cakes in recent years • fillings 9 Matt Bonura
  10. 10. Where to Purchase  Randazzos  Manny Randazzos King Cakes  Haydel‟s Bakery  King Cakes  Gambino‟s Bakery  King Cake packagesMatt Bonura 10
  11. 11. Mardi Gras BallsMatt Bonura
  12. 12. History of Mardi Gras Balls• 1857 by Comus Krewe at the Gaiety/Varieties Theatre• Consists of royal courts in lavish costumes• Most private but very few sell tickets 12 Matt Bonura
  13. 13. Rex Ball • Mardi gras evening • Private event • Held recently at New Orleans Sheraton Hotel• Meeting of the two courts 13 Matt Bonura
  14. 14. EndymionExtravaganza• Held since 1974,moved to Superdome in 1981 • 2500 members, 15,000 guests in 2012• Celebrity Grand Marshals 14 Matt Bonura
  15. 15. ParadesMatt Bonura
  16. 16. History of Parades 1st parade in 1711 in Mobile, ALLate 1830s New Orleans held street processions1856, Mystic Krewe of Comus brought dazzling floats to New Orleans1870, Twelfth Night Revelers, first Mardi Gras „throws‟ 16 Matt Bonura
  17. 17. Metairie Parades• 1st parade in 1958 by the Krewe of Zeus • 1st suburban krewe • 13 parades in 2013 • Zeus, Argus and Elks Jefferson • Family Gras • Free concerts, family oriented 17 Matt Bonura
  18. 18. New Orleans Parades • Muses • The heel• Endymion and Bacchus • Super krewes • Rex and Zulu 18 Matt Bonura
  19. 19.  Mardi Gras History  King Cakes  History of Mardi Gras Ball‟s References  Rex Ball  Endymion Extravaganza  History of ParadesMatt Bonura 19

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