GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) – A vehicle struck several band members marching in the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade. A witness said the vehicle, which was involved in the parade, “plowed into” the band members just as the parade was starting around 10 a.m. The young people who were struck were attended to right away by emergency […]

A Mardi Gras celebration in Mississippi ended tragically with the death of two people on Sunday afternoon

Although many people associate it just with New Orleans, there are Mardi Gras celebrations all over the world. What most people don’t know if that…

The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to Medival Europe, though we have no written record of how that really transformed into the current Mardi Gras of today. But the origins of the Mardi Gras we celebrate today — with Kings, Mardi Gras colors, and brass bands — are traced to New Orleans.