Join us to

“Assis! Reste! Et laissez les bons temps rouler!” 

(Sit! Stay! Let the good times roll!) 

Saturday, February 3, 2024

You do NOT want to miss the first great party of the year!

Voilà Mardi Gras Ball

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

The first American Mardi Gras took place on March 3, 1699, when French explorers Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville and Sieur de Bienville landed near present-day New Orleans, Louisiana. They held a small celebration and dubbed their landing spot Point du Mardi Gras.

In the decades that followed, New Orleans and other French settlements began marking the holiday with street parties, masked balls and lavish dinners. When the Spanish took control of New Orleans, however, they abolished these rowdy rituals, and the bans remained in force until Louisiana became a U.S. state in 1812.

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