Mardi Gras Proposal: Couple gets engaged during Krewe of Tucks parade

Tonya Becker
February 14, 2018

But the huge setback from Irma didn't stop this annual parade from moving forward, as hundreds of people lined the streets throwing out beads and singing songs of resilience.

"I always talk to them about the Mardi Gras traditions", Evans said. Actually, what's a Mardi Gras party without Southern fried Po'Boys and sweet desserts like King Cake, which stores a special surprise baby in one of its slices. Parade-goers started draping themselves with beads colored purple for justice, gold for power and green for faith.

"I wouldn't be for that, it looks like a lot of fun to me". "Mardi Gras Indians began appearing in the late 19th century; the first group was the Creole Wild West from the Seventh Ward".

Festivities on Tuesday will kick-off at 5:30 p.m. with Mardi Gras mask making and wagon decorating at High Cotton Arts, 103 West Washington St., and bead making at the Center for Lifelong Learning, 121 South Marion St.

She said the king cakes are a good conversation starter for those who are not familiar with them.


Green, gold, and purple colored the streets of Downtown Lake Wales during last week's Mardi Grad celebration.

Revelers circle the Monsignor Duncan Center at Holy Angels Catholic Church in a "second line" celebrating Mardi Gras on Friday.

The Boom Unit Brass Band is among the performers taking part in Durham Mardi Gras. "I'm sure the holiday means more to the native people of Orleans, and I wouldn't want to appropriate that".

CAS freshman Charlotte Dankwah is not celebrating the festival this year.

Right now, the petition only focuses on parades in the New Orleans area, but who knows if this could spread to other parades across the state.


Mardi Gras might be one of the most exciting party events of the year. But, I think for each community that really celebrates it at this level, it's just a point of pride.

In the USA, however, it is most famously celebrated in New Orleans.

Hazel Wilmoth, Juanita Rogers, Mary Nicholson and Jane Needham pose for a photo in their Mardi Gras finery.

Whatever you do don't give out "love coupons".

A total of three people were killed and five others were wounded in three separate shootings in New Orleans on Mardi Gras.


This is a motto that has shaped what Mardi Gras is today in St. Louis, proving something can start very small, but grow into a great tradition.

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