If you live down thisaway, you get a couple days off school for Mardi Gras. It’s for practical reasons: all the parades make going anywhere except a parade logistically challenging.
So we go to parades.
Order of Mystic Magnolias down in Fairhope last night.
Mobile had Mardi Gras for a hundred years before New Orleans even heard of it. The first parade in New Orleans was hosted by a krewe from Mobile. Just putting that out there.