Mardi Gras for Families
Mardi Gras has a gained a reputation as a celebration of debauchery, but for those from the great state of Louisiana, it’s actually a fun family extravaganza with plenty of kid-friendly activities. In fact, its roots are religious -- Mardi Gras began as a Catholic celebration to mark the last day of feasting before the Lenten fast began in preparation for Easter. But from St. Louis to Orlando to, of course, New Orleans, Mardi Gras has evolved into an excuse for adults and kids alike to dress up, don masks and parade through the streets. Here are a few travel tips for enjoying Mardi Gras with your family.