The Meeting of the Courts: When Rex Met Comus

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While Mardi Gras is known for its lavish parades and costumed revelry, there is also an air of romance and mystery which is sometimes overlooked. Though thousands gather to watch elaborate floats pass by, crying out for various trinkets, few give thought to the royalty waving at the crowds. Masked or bare-faced, the Royal Courts […]

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Carnival Traditions Around the World: Part 1

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Carnival Traditions Around the World: Part 1 While perhaps the epicenter, New Orleans is by no means the only place in the world to celebrate Mardi Gras.  We are but one of many Mardi parties that take place across not only countries but continents.  Varying from India to Germany, Canada to Belgium, carnival celebrations occur […]

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