Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. February Learn how and when to remove this template message Carnival parades take place in many cities such as Nice Alpes Maritimes , Dunkerque , Granville , Sarreguemines as well as in the French Caribbean islands Guadeloupe and Martinique. The earliest records establish its existence in when the Count of Provence, Charles Anjou, wrote that he had passed "the joyous days of carnival.
Did I have to flash my boobs to get them? You might think so. Everyone knows Mardi Gras celebrates indulgent and bawdy behavior: But I found a very different city than the one reported on in news stories or on the Internet. The New Orleans I visited was full of friendly people who exhibited a genuine and authentic sense of community. In the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras, there are dozens of parades held throughout the city. Families meet up and watch the festivities together.
Pandemonium was everywhere, but Gordon and I pressed on. I was confused and wondering if they were talking to me, when bright lights from several medium-grade film cameras in the crowd all flashed into my eyes. Then a beer bottle hit me in the chest. What I really want to talk about is this: