As we were traveling back from Florida this week, we must have seen at least 20 different parades and parties, complete with costumed characters, beads and good times. From Pennsacola through Mississippi, Alabama and finally, Louisiana, the party never ended.
Like all such celebrations, Mardi Gras has a bit of history behind it. Along the course of its existence, quite a few interesting things have popped up in its story. Here are some of the more fascinating facts about Mardi Gras from Star Costumes:
12 Bizarre and Fascinating Facts about Mardi Gras