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Mardi Gras 101 — What is Twelfth Night?

Before you can get to Mardi Gras, you'll have to go through Twelfth Night, right?  But what is it exactly?

It’s a play by William Shakespeare, right? Well, yes, that’s true, too. But in South Louisiana (and in several parts of the Catholic world), the day holds a greater significance – it’s a feast day, and the official start of Mardi Gras season

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2014 Lake Charles Krewe of Krewes Ball Schedule

January 18
Krewe Chetu Jadi – “The Journey of Life,” Habibi Center
Krewe de Voleurs – “A Night in Vegas,” VFW Country Club
January 25
Krewe De Classsique – “Classique Salutes Super Heroes,” Habibi Center
Krewe Des Bons Amis – “Wild World of Sports,” Chateau de Calcasieu
Krewe du Sauvage – “Shaken, But Not Stirred,” L’Auberge Casino Resort
Krewe of Athena – “Under the Big Top,” VFW Country Club
February 1
Krewe de la Boucaniers, “New Orleans-Style Mardi Gras,” Lake Charles Civic Center
Krewe de la Fou – “Mystery on the Bayou,” Isle of Capri Casino
Krewe du bon Coeur – “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Habibi Cente
February 7
Krewe de Beau Terre -- TBA
February 8
Krewe of Marsh – “Sportsman’s Paradise,” VFW Country Club
Krewe de la Noblesse – TBA, Lake Charles Civic Center
Krewe du le Originales – “Old-Time Mardi Gras,” Carriage House
Krewe of Barataria “35th Anniversary,” Lake Charles Civic Center Buccaneer Room
February 14
Krewe De L’Ammitie – “Super Heroes and Villains,” Habibi Center
February 15
Krewe of the Good Times – “Good Times Thru the Decades, “Isle of Capri Casino
Krewe of Gumbo YaYa – “Gumbo Ya Ta Meets the Big Easy,” Lake Charles Civic Center
Krewe du Couillon – “Denim and Diamonds,” Chateau de Calcasieu
Krewe of Concoctions – “Decades,” TBA
Krewe of Mystique – TBA, Lake Charles Civic Center
February 22
Krewe de la Maison de Calcasieu – “Maison Goes to the Movies,” VFW Country Club
Krewe du Lac – TBA, Lake Charles Civic Center Buccaneer Room
Krewe de la Famille – “Famille Celebrates the Gods of Rome,” Lake Charles Civic Center
Krewe Des’ Lunitiques – “Cruisin’ to the Caribbean,” Lake Charles Civic Center Buccaneer Room
Krewe de C’Est Tout Bon – “Rockin’ Thru Time,” VFW Westlake
February 28
Krewe du Grande Bois – “The Big Apple,” Habibi Center
March 1
Krewe de Pirates – “Pirates in Paradise,” VFW Country Club
Krewe of Chaos – “Wild Wild West,” L’Auberge Casino Resort
Krewe of Contraband – TBA, Lake Charles Civic Center
Krewe of Cosmos – “Cosmos Goes Broadway,” Lake Charles Civic Center
Krewe of Illusions – “Illusions Goes to Las Vegas,” Lake Charles Civic Center

 

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King Cake History – What Is It, Why Is It So Delicious and How Can I Make One?

If you’re going to have a party like Mardi Gras, you’re going to need a cake, and if you have to have only one kind of cake during Mardi Gras, you can’t go wrong with a King Cake.

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Hanging Out At The Krewe Of Krewe Parade [PICTURES]

Lake Charles showed up and showed out on yesterday and man did they represent. We were in the building and there had to be close to 100,000 patrons lining up the streets of Ryan on yesterday. This is the first time in about 2 years that I have had the chance to get out and participate , but it was well worth it.

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What Do The Three Mardi Gras Colors — Green, Purple and Gold — Stand For?

Ready to impress your friends?  How many people know where the three Mardi Gras colors came from and what they stand for?

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Left Over Mardi Gras Beads For Autism

Laissez les bons temps rouler!  It's Mardi Gras time here in SWLA and from here on out, there will be a Mardi Gras parade just about everyday till Fat Tuesday. 

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Lundi Gras Party With Keith Frank This Monday Night, Feb.11th In Lake Charles

It's back! Our legendary Lundi Gras party at Yesterdays Nightclub! If you have been part of this legendary party then you know what is coming your way!

This is our 3rd annual Lundi Gras party is this Monday night, February 11th, 2013 at Yesterdays Night Club in Lake Charles! Here are the details!

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3rd Annual Lundi Gras Party With Keith Frank Feb. 11th — Advanced Tickets On Sale Now

It's back!  Our legendary Lundi Gras party at Yesterdays Nightclub!  If you have been part of this legendary party then you know what is coming your way!

This is our 3rd annual Lundi Gras party on Monday, February 11th, 2013 at Yesterdays Night Club in Lake Charles!  Here are the details!

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What’s Your Favorite Mardi Gras Song? [Poll]

It is the heart of the Mardi Gras season. What song should we be jamming during the parades?

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Time to Enter Mardi Gras Parades

If you want to be in the Mardi Gras Parades ... now is the time to get your entry in. Here are all the details.

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Lake Charles Prepares for Mardi Gras 2013 — Here’s the Event Lineup

The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is jumping out on an early Mardi Gras, and yesterday they revealed the full list of events for 2013's Carnival.

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