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Shushan's Mardi Gras

536 Saint Peter Street - New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
(504) 586-1188 - Fax: (504) 586-1188


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Welcome to our website of unique Mardi Gras and St.Patrick Day merchandise.
We are retail specialists of Official Mistretta Mardi Gras Tee Shirts,Vests,Boxer Shorts,
Socks,Jewelry, Neckwear,Suspenders,Caps,Hats,and much more.....

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Mardi Gras Colors


The Mardi Gras colors were selected as early as 1872 for the first Rex parade in honor of Grand Duke Alexis.
The Purple stands for "Justice", the Green for "Faith", and the Gold for "Power."


The Future dates of Mardi Gras are:
2014 - March 4
2015 - February 17
2016 - February 9
2017 - February 28
2018 - February 13
2019 - March 5



Mardi Gras Tidbits

Mardi Gras
French for Fat Tuesday, is the greatest Free show on Earth, and is always the day before Ash Wednesday,
which marks the beginning of Lent. The first organized parade began in 1837.
Officially, the Carnival season begins on the Feast of Epihany- January 6, the Twelfth Night after Christmas.
Epiphany celebrates the day the Three Kings visited the Christ Child and recognized him as the Messiah.
Krewes
Mardi Gras organizations who give annual parades and balls.
Oldest Krewe is "Comus" 1857;
First Black Krewe is "Zulu" 1909;
First Women's Krewe was "Iris" 1917;
First Celebrity King is "Bacchus" 1968.
Boeuf Gras
"Fatted ox." Mardi Gras symbol of the last meat eaten before Lent.
Doubloons
They are collectable coins bearing Krewe name, year and parade theme.
Flambeaux
Torches carried by dancing marchers to light nightime parades.
Rex
"King of Carnival."
Rex made his first appearance on February 13,1872.
Lundi Gras
"Fat Monday." It is always the night before the big day.
Rex who usually arrives by riverboat helps usher in the final 24 hours of Mardi Gras.
King Cake
It is an oval shped sugared pastry which is decorated with various toppings.
It originated in France around the 12th century. Usually inside is hidden a "baby doll."
The person who finds it buys the next King Cake.

To order or pricing information:

Shushan's
536 Saint Peter Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Phone: (504) 586-1188
Fax: (504) 586-1188
Email: hatman@shushans.com
Open 7 days a week
Store Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm



View our other Mardi Gras pages.

Mardi Gras Home Page Mardi Gras Clothing Mardi Gras Ties/Suspenders
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