Some things you should know...
King Cakes are an integral part of Mardi Gras. Inside the cake will be a tiny baby. The king cake represents the three kings.
The three colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green, and gold. Purple represents justice. Green represents faith. Gold represents power.
My sister lives in New Orleans and has been to many parades. They have a ton of parades in New Orleans during this time.
By law, float riders must always wear a mask.
Celebrity “grand marshals” for 2013 are Kelly Clarkson, G. W. Bailey, and Gary Sinise.
The tradition of float riders throwing trinkets to the parade goers began in 1870. Trinkets include beads, cups, and stuffed animals.