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Mardi Gras 2019, Fat Tuesday May 5th

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Monday, January tbd

Time: tbd

The parade line-up begins at tbd a.m. at corner of Hope and Milam Streets and winds through downtown.

The route is:

east on Milam Street from Hope

left on Edwards Street,

left on Texas Street,

returning to Hope at Milam

Enter your church organization, sorority, fraternity, civic organization, club, band, car club, motorcycle club, decorated car, drill team, float, business, school organization, dance troupe, etc.

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March 15, 2018

MARDI GRAS is French for "Fat Tuesday", which is the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. The term Mardi Gras is commonly used to describe the season of Carnival. The Carnival season always begins on the Twelfth Night -- twelve nights after Christmas.

Many parades and balls will be held by Krewes (organizations) in the weeks prior to Fat Tuesday. Purple, green, and gold are the official colors of Mardi Gras. Purple represents justice, green is for faith, and gold symbolizes power.