Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy Mardi Gras - Yala Style!

If you didn’t grow up in New Orleans – the home of the biggest Mardi Gras celebration in the US, you may not know what to pack for such an occasion. Not to worry, Yala has you covered! We have styled some Yala inspired Mardi Gras themed outfits! Tell us, which one would you choose?

Mardi Gras Riverboat

Just a little background…

The term “Mardi Gras” in English refers to events of carnival celebrations, the literal translation of the French words are ‘Fat Tuesday.’ Fat Tuesday refers 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.

Mardi Gras Maxi

Popular practices include wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dancing, sports competitions, parades, etc. Similar expressions to Mardi Gras appear in other European languages sharing the Christian tradition. Other cities famous for Mardi Gras celebrations include Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Barranquilla, Colombia, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Tobago, Quebec City, Canada, Mazatlán, Sinaloa in Mexico, and of course New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
Mardi Gras Jazz Fest

We hope we prepared you for all your Mardi Gras events! 

Until next time,
Lauren of Team Yala

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