Dating traditions america
In 1856, six young Mobile natives formed the Mistick Krewe of Comus, invoking John Milton's hero Comus to represent their organization.
Comus brought magic and mystery to New Orleans with dazzling floats (known as tableaux cars) and masked balls. In 1870, Mardi Gras' second Krewe, the Twelfth Night Revelers, was formed.
Guatemala is still a developing nation, a young democracy with a turbulent and bloody history that’s beset by deep-rooted inequalities.
And yet, despite alarming levels of poverty and unemployment, most Guatemalans are extraordinarily courteous and helpful to travellers, and only too eager to help you catch the right bus or practise your Spanish.
Purple stands for justice; gold for power; and green for faith.
This was also the Mardi Gras season that Carnival's improbable anthem, "If Ever I Cease to Love," was cemented, due in part to the Duke's fondness for the tune.
Dazzling gaslight torches, or "flambeaux," lit the way for the krewe's members and lent each event an exciting air of romance and festivity.In 1703, the tiny settlement of Fort Louis de la Mobile celebrated America's very first Mardi Gras.