You are planning for a trip in New Orleans with your family. There are many things you can visit and enjoy in the place. But one of the most interesting experiences the place can offer you is the Madri Gras.
In this article, you will learn some tips on how to make your Madri Gras experience in New Orleans amazing and memorable. Take a look at them below.
- First, pick costumes for you and your kids. It is good to know that Americans embrace different opportunities when it comes to dressing up in costume. When you put on costume, your experience will be more memorable and fun. There are plenty of choices available so you can choose the right one for your kids. Once they put them in, they will feel the spirit of the event right away. Aside from the variety of styles, you can also pick the color of your preference. Traditionally, Madri Gras colors include green, gold and purple.
Scarves and hats can also make your costume complete. There are a lot more to find at the local Party City. You can also find themed costumes for the event you’re attending. There are themed parties you will sure love and many costumes fit for them too.
- If you don’t know yet, the Madri Gras last for two weeks. The Carnival season starts on 6th day of January, which is the Christmas season’s official end. Every year, the date for the Madri Gras can change. The event depends on the Easter Sunday or Ash Wednesday whose dates also change year after year. Visitors often arrive the Saturday before the Madri Gras and stay through the Ash Wednesday. To enjoy the event more, then join the parade and roll down the streets. The parade will let you experience family-friendly atmosphere, smaller and calmer crowd. Since the place is restricted with its size, the smaller parade makes it best for your kids to enjoy.
- Before you joining the event, it is best to talk to your kids about it. Madri Gras, also called as Fat Tuesday, is the events of Carnival celebrations which begins on or after the Epiphany Christian feasts and culminates the day before the Ash Wednesday. Talk with your kids on what to expect during the experience in New Orleans. Doing this will help them behave accordingly during the stroll. Tell them where to go and where not to go. The Bourbon Street, for example, is a place for adults and kids wouldn’t fit in there especially in the night. However, you can go and quick stroll during the day. The Royal Street is a more family-friendly place for your kids where you can enjoy their artists shops, boutique, galleries and cafes. Carefully explain to them that Madri Gras is a celebration of love and diversity.
These are the different important things you need to do before joining the Madri Gras. To have a smooth trip with your whole family, it is recommended to check the official tourism site to get updated information.