It’s true, Mardi Gras is the perfect event for RVers. Today is Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras and that means it’s the one time of year you can get out there, enjoy the festivities, and dance like no one is watching! It’s events like Mardi Gras that people who own RV can really enjoy without having to scramble for accommodations. We all know that the event is one of the World’s largest celebrations, but do you know the reason behind the celebration itself?
The Mardi Gras Carnival dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Roman festivals of this time had merrymakers binging on all the meat, eggs, milk and cheese that remained in their homes, until the season of Lent began, a time of eating only fish and fasting. In France, the day before Ash Wednesday came to be known as Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday.” The word “carnival,” another common name, may also derive from this vegetarian-unfriendly custom: in Medieval Latin, carnelevarium means to take away or remove meat. Lots of cities have Mardi Gras celebrations highlighting music, dance, costumes, King cake, and yes, of course, the coveted beads! [Source: Leisure Resort Newsletter]
Mardi Gras is fun for all ages, as you can see in the amazingly cute video below. Carter isn’t 3 just yet and this was her first Mardi Gras…Sometimes it take the innocence of a child to help us remember all of the really fun and amazing things life has to offer. In this case, it’s her first Mardi Gras celebration.
If you’ve already been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, then you understand the joy that little Carter in the video above was experiencing and how her happiness can be experienced by everyone attending any Mardi Gras festivities. If you haven’t been to a Mardi Gras celebration, make plans to attend one next year in your RV. There are some really fantastic parks in the area. Just do a little research, or even give us a call and we may be able to suggest a good R park to stay in during the festivities. Don’t own an RV yet or want to upgrade? We;; we can do that too. We have hundreds of RV on consignment for you to tour. Just swing by PPL Motorhomes any time and take a look, we’d love to show you around.