In this Fun Facts Mardi Gras Parent Buster Podcast episode, we talk about the fascinating history and fun facts of Mardi Gras that will keep kids entertained — from the origins of the Mardi Gras tradition to the unique costumes and Mardi Gras masks worn during the carnival celebration, this podcast will explore all the fascinating aspects of the Mardi Gras celebration. So sit back, relax, and let’s dive into the exciting world of Mardi Gras!
Best Fun Facts Mardi Gras For Kids
Welcome to the Mardi Gras Fun Facts Podcast for kids with Jackie & Ella from Parent Busters! Whether you’re listening to this podcast on your way to a Mardi Gras parade or party or simply want to learn more about this exciting cultural event, we’ve got you covered!
What are some fun kid facts about Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday Celebrations?
On this family podcast episode, we’ll cover Mardi Gras traditions and facts for kids like:
- What does Mardi Gras represent?
- How often is Mardi Gras?
- Which day is Mardi Gras?
- Is Mardi Gras always in February? (Can Mardi Gras be in March?)
- Which Tuesday is Mardi Gras?
- Are Mardi Gras and Carnival the same thing?
- How Mardi Gras floats are made
- How many days Mardi Gras last?
- Mardi gras in New Orleans and elsewhere!
- Mardi Gras vs Fat Tuesday
- Dates for Mardi Gras this year
- How long is Mardi Gras season?
- How did Mardi Gras originate?
- Why Mardi Gras masks are worn (and other fun Mardi Gras mask facts)
- What Mardi Gras colors mean
- How to prepare for Mardi Gras
- Are Mardi Gras beads worth anything? (Are Mardi Gras coins worth anything?)
- Fun Mardi Gras sayings and quotes
- Mardi Gras and masquerade party information
- What does Mardi Gras look like after in New Orleans?
- & MORE Mardi Gras history parents and kids will have fun learning together!
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How do you explain Mardi Gras to kids?
10 Mardi Gras Fun Facts For Children:
- Mardi Gras, also known as “Fat Tuesday,” is a festive and colorful celebration that is widely popular in New Orleans, Louisiana, and many other parts of the world. It is called “Fat Tuesday” because it’s the last day to indulge in rich, fatty foods before the start of Lent, a period of fasting and sacrifice observed by some Christians.
- Mardi Gras is celebrated in many countries, including the United States, Brazil, and Italy.
- In New Orleans, the Mardi Gras season begins on January 6th, which is known as “Twelfth Night,” and continues until Fat Tuesday.
- The colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green, and gold. Purple represents justice, green represents faith, and gold represents power.
- Mardi Gras parades often feature elaborate floats that are decorated with colorful flowers, feathers, and beads.
- The largest Mardi Gras parade in the United States is held in New Orleans and features dozens of floats and marching bands.
- Mardi Gras is known for its masks and costumes. Traditionally, people wear masks to hide their identity and let loose before the start of Lent.
- The official Mardi Gras “king” is known as Rex.
- The popular Mardi Gras throws include beads, doubloons, and stuffed animals. These items are often tossed from the parade floats to the crowd below.
- The traditional Mardi Gras dessert is a King Cake, which is a sweet bread topped with icing and colored sugar. A small plastic baby is hidden inside the cake, and the person who finds it is said to have good luck throughout the year. LEARN HOW TO MAKE AN EASY KING CAKE HERE
Highlights From the Mardi Gras Madness Podcast Episode
- Learn more here about the old glass Mardi Gras beads
- See a picture of Zulu painted coconut throws
- See pictures of Mardi Gras floats
- Learn more about Mardi Gras World Kern Studios
- See pics of Mardi Gras houses decorated as floats during pandemic
- How much trash does Mardi Gras produce? According to WhereYat.com, “approximately 1,250 tons (2.5 million pounds) of garbage in the streets… One year, they removed a sum total of 93,000 pounds of beads and 7.2 million pounds of debris from city storm drains within just five blocks along St. Charles Avenue. That’s the weight of around 365 parade floats.”
History of Mardi Gras Podcast Episode References, Sources, and Resources
- Good Housekeeping
- Kids Britannica
- Homeschool Super Freak Mardi Gras History
- Mardi Gras World