It would be amazing to go to New Orleans for the annual Mardi Gras celebration. There are parades, music, dancing, and most importantly, lots of food. Mardi Gras basically turns downtown New Orleans into one giant party. If you aren’t able to fly down to enjoy the festivities, don’t worry! You can enjoy a Mardi Gras party right here at State Fare! Here are some cool facts you may not know about Mardi Gras.
It’s a Single Day
It’s easy to think that Mardi Gras is a weeklong celebration or a festival that takes place over several days. That’s a misconception because you’re probably thinking about Carnival. Mardi Gras is supposed to be the last Tuesday before Ash Wednesday starts the Lent season. That means that it’s a single day.
Great for Families
Believe it or not, Mardi Gras is a great occasion to celebrate with your family. In New Orleans, St. Charles and Napoleon Streets are lovely places to watch parades with your friends and family members. St. Charles, 3rd Street, and 4th Street are also delightful venues to visit when you have the family with you.
Legend of the Beads
The colorful beads that are tossed from parade floats make for great souvenirs of your trip down to celebrate Mardi Gras. As the story goes, a man in a Santa Clause costume threw beads to the people in the crowd, and it stuck as a tradition. Before then, food, dirt, and almost anything else could be thrown out by the people riding the floats.
It’s a State Holiday
It’s hard to fathom, but Mardi Gras is considered a legal holiday in the state of Louisiana. This has been the case since back in 1875, when the governor at the time, Warmoth, signed the “Mardi Gras” Act.
CELEBRATE FAT TUESDAY WITH STATE FARE
On March 5th, known as Fat Tuesday, spend an evening of pleasure at State Fare in Catonsville! Chef Keith Holsey has created a French and Cajun-inspired menu exclusively available on Fat Tuesday!
Send off Mardi Gras right- join us for a Fat Tuesday Party with a special Louisiana-inspired menu and drink specials!
COME AND SEE US AT STATE FARE!
State Fare is conveniently located at 748 Frederick Road in Catonsville, Maryland. Our extensive menu has a variety of unique options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. We even have many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options! Our fully-stocked bar holds a huge collection of bourbons and whiskeys, as well as several different wines. On tap, we have several different local craft beers to show off the best beer that Maryland has to offer. We’re open every day from 8 am until 2 am, so make your reservation or just stop in and see us today!