Biloxi Mardi Gras Museum* Free.

Posting ID : A1068529167
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Events

The Origin of Mardi Gras goes back to primitive man's celebration of the coming of Spring and new life, with the Greeks and Romans turning it into an excuse for debauchery. When the Christian Church came into existence, steps were taken to try to stamp of the practice, but the church was met with such resistance they finally accepted it as part of church ritual; making it an acceptable day of feast before the lenten season of fast and penance. They called the celebration "Carnelevarre," a Latin term loosely translated as "farewell to flesh:" a last chance for sin.

Come check it out! Daily 10-4


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