The 2012 Mardi Gras Tybee Parade is almost upon us! This is an event the entire family will enjoy. Floats, dancers, music, and beads! The Parade begins in the North Beach Parking lot and will start at 2pm. The route is down Butler Avenue, so pick a good spot and make yourself comfortable. Bring coolers, chairs, blankets, and be prepared to have a great time!
Mardi Gras Tybee Island
About Mardi Gras:
Also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, in English, refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.
Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. In countries such as England, Mardis Gras is also known as Shrove Tuesday, which is derived from the word shrive, meaning “confess”.