I mean what is Mardi Gras 2022 without a Mardi Gras Boho Sale, right!!! I feel like it’s around the corner and wanted to do a fun sale featuring all of my Mardi Gras designs! Some are my old designs and some are very recent but either way they are all staple pairs to have in your collection!
I have not done a Mardi Gras Boho Sale in ages. Ever since Covid decided to pop in everyone’s lives, things haven’t been the same since. Especially in New Orleans where I live. We are known for this holiday in particular. It’s kinda bizarre because even the kids in school are off for an entire week! Make sure to read below to find out all the reasons why Mardi Gras is a staple holiday in the South’s eyes and why you should come at least once in your life!
Who’s ready for Mardi Gras 2022!!!! Oh, and you can’t celebrate without a pair of my handmade boho earrings!
What Is Mardi Gras?
Is there an “official” Mardi Gras?
No! Mardi Gras is a holiday, just like Christmas and Easter. It belongs to everyone. In some parts of the country, official organizations control their Mardi Gras celebration, but this is not true in New Orleans.
When does Mardi Gras start and end?
The Carnival season always begins on Jan. 6, which is King’s Day (Feast of the Epiphany). Mardi Gras day (Fat Tuesday), however, is on a different day each year. Fat Tuesday changes every year because Easter Sunday is never on the same Sunday each year. Fat Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday.
What is the weather usually like during Mardi Gras? What should I pack?
The weather during Mardi Gras can vary from very cold to very warm, almost hot. Sometimes it will change from one extreme to the other during the same day. It’s a good idea to layer your clothes since a chilly morning may turn into a warm afternoon. Welcome to Louisiana, haha!
Since you will be spending long days outside, pack comfortable shoes and clothes that can get somewhat dirty. Don’t forget to check the forecast for rain.
Where can I book a room with a balcony to watch the parades go by?
The best option is to reserve a package in the French Quarter or along the parade route that offers a balcony, food and a bathroom pass. Getting an airbnb is also another great experience especially in the downtown area! Check out some rad packages HERE.
How much does it cost to go to Mardi Gras?
It’s free! Not only that, but you’ll leave with bags of Mardi Gras beads and throws. That’s why we call it the “Greatest Free Show on Earth!”
I only have limited time. What is the prime time to visit during Mardi Gras?
The weekend before Fat Tuesday is the prime time to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras. This is the weekend when Bacchus and Endymion, two of the biggest parades of the season, roll down the streets of New Orleans. The streets are packed all day Saturday and Sunday with parade watchers. If you can stay longer than a weekend, Monday (Lundi Gras) and Fat Tuesday are also great days to experience Mardi Gras. Orpheus, another big parade, rolls on that Monday night, and the Zulu Lundi Gras festival goes on all day. On Fat Tuesday, walking around the French Quarter and seeing all of the costumes and masks is a unique and thrilling experience.
Why does Mardi Gras fall on different dates each year?
The date of Mardi Gras changes every year because it’s connected to Easter, which can fall on any Sunday between March 23 and April 25. Mardi Gras day always takes place 47 days before Easter.
What should I do with all of the throws?
After a few floats, you may have so many beads around your neck, you’ll need a place to put them! Be sure to bring a bag to store all the beads, trinkets, coconuts, and doubloons you’ll catch right off the float.
I hope this is enough reasons why you SHOULD come to Louisiana and experience Mardi Gras! Happy Carnival