Saturday, January 16, 2016, 11:00am
Saturday, January 30, 2016, 7:00pm-12:00am
For more information, please visit our website,
CaerusMardiGras.com or Facebook Page, “Caerus Parade Group”
The route will be the same as the 2015 parade- lineup along Service Road running alongside Hwy 49 south from 4th street up to Boot Country, proceeding along service road south to Hardy Street, right on Hardy proceeding west to 38th Ave and ending at Morningside Drive.
** Big THANKS to the City of Hattiesburg departments for your support!! We appreciate you!!
Facebook page: “Caerus Parade Group”
Mardi Gras originated in medieval Europe in the 17th & 18th centuries.
America’s first Mardi Gras celebration was in 1703 in Fort Louis de la Mobile (Mobile, AL).
The first American Mardi Gras parades began in New Orleans in the late 1830’s.
The first “floats” for the New Orleans parades were constructed in Paris, France by paper-mache’ artist George Soulie’.
In 1875, the Governor Warmoth of Louisiana signed the “Mardi Gras Act”, making Fat Tuesday a legal holiday. Mardi Gras festivities are now held throughout the United States, primarily throughout Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.
The famous Mardi Gras tradition, The King Cake, was originally created in honor of the three kings from the Christmas story.
The baby was sometimes made of porcelain or gold.
Tradition mandates that whoever finds the baby in the cake must host the next King Cake party.
Tuesday, Feb 18, 6:30pm at The Oak Tree Room, 2nd floor of the Payne Center at USM!!!