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Mardi Gras Christmas Ornament

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New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Route Ornament. 2x2 inch hand soldered glass ornament. Solder is lead free. Every ornament features imagery on both sides as seen in photo. Heather Elizabeth ornaments have become a family collectible in New Orleans. Begin your collection with this design or add this to your growing collection. As seen in the Times Picayune Inside & Out.
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Mardi Gras Christmas Ornament
New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Route Ornament. 2x2 inch hand soldered glass ornament. Solder is lead free. Every ornament features imagery on both sides as seen in photo. Heather Elizabeth ornaments have become a family collectible in New Orleans. Begin your collection with this design or add this to your growing collection. As seen in the Times Picayune Inside & Out.
Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) in New Orleans, Louisiana, is one of the most famous Carnival celebrations in the world. The New Orleans Carnival season, with roots in preparing for the start of the Christian season of Lent, starts on Epiphany (holiday) or Twelfth Night (January 6). It is a season of parades, balls (some of them masquerade balls), and king cake parties. It has traditionally been part of the Winter social season. Celebrations are concentrated for about two weeks before and through Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras in French), the day before Ash Wednesday. Usually there is one major parade each day (weather permitting); many days have several large parades. The largest and most elaborate parades take place the last five days of the season. In the final week of Carnival, many events large and small occur throughout New Orleans and surrounding communities. The parades in New Orleans are organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common throws are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons (aluminum or wooden dollar-sized coins usually impressed with a krewe logo), decorated plastic throw cups, and small inexpensive toys. Major krewes follow the same parade schedule and route each year.