Get Your Mardi Gras T-Shirts!

It’s almost that time of year again…….Mardi Gras!!!

The term “Mardi Gras” refers  to events of the carnival celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday.   Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.  In many areas, the term “Mardi Gras” has come to mean the whole period of activity related to the celebratory events, beyond just the single day.   The festival season varies from city to city, as some traditions consider Mardi Gras the entire period between Epiphany or Twelfth Night and Ash Wednesday.  In some US cities, it is now called “Mardi Gras Day” or “Fat Tuesday”.   Others treat the final three-day period before Ash Wednesday as the Mardi Gras.  There are many popular traditions associated with Mardi Gras including wearing masks and costumes, throwing beads, parades, singing and dancing.

Mardi Gras T-Shirts

Nawlins' is famous for Mardi Gras T-Shirts

A Mardi Gras celebration would not be complete without buying a Mardi Gras T-shirt as a souvenir to remember your trip to New Orleans, or wherever your celebration took place.  Many vendors buy their plain t-shirts wholesale from The Adair Group, print on them, and travel to different Mardi Gras celebrations around the country to sell them.  The most popular colors for Mardi Gras t-shirts are purple and gold, and of course white and black t-shirts are popular as well.

So as the French say, “Laissez les bons temps rouler” or in English, “Let the good times roll”!

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