Mardi Gras Masks

Choose one of these great Mardi Gras masks to hide your identity at this year’s Mardi Gras Ball. We have stick masks to hold, feathered masks to add a little whimsy, and venetian masks to add the classical touch to your Mardi Gras costume. Don’t Wait! Mardi Gras will be here before you know it. Order Today. Mardi Gras Masks Gold Comedy Mask This is a classic gold Comedy mask. One Size fits most adults. An elastic band holds the mask in place. Red Venetian Mask Female This lovely half style mask is Red with Gold accents. The mask has an attached, rigid plastic, ‘U’ shaped headband which allows the mask to swivel down over the face or up over the head. Red Venetian Mask Male This half style mask is Red and White with Gold accents. The mask has an attached, rigid plastic, ‘U’ shaped headband which allows the mask to swivel down over the face or up over the head. Venetian Mask w/Stick Silver Accents Beautiful Venetian half mask with Silver accents and attached stick. Venetian – Fiesta Mask Partial Face Mask White plastic mask with thin elastic string that covers half the face. Exact mask may vary slightly from shown. Feathered Mardi Gras Masks Venetian Mardi Gras Half Mask ...

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Image available from Clipart.com History   Mardi Gras is always 47 days prior to Easter Sunday, so the date can fall between February 3 and March 9 depending on the calculations done by the Catholic Church. This holiday came to New Orleans in 1699 with the French explorer Iberville.  The official colors for the holiday were chosen in 1872.  They are purple, gold, and green.   Purple stands for justice, green for faith, and gold for power.   Although many people think of Fat Tuesday as the beginning of the Mardi Gras season, the celebration actually starts a full two weeks prior to Fat Tuesday!  Businesses close on Fat Tuesday and the Monday before, which is called Lundi Gras or Fat Monday.  Lundi Gras was popular in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century and it celebrated the arrival of the Rex Organization’s “King of the Carnival” on the Mississippi River.  It was brought back to popularity in 1987, but it died out quickly by the end of the decade.   Parades   Image available from Clipart.com Krewes (non-profit organizations), such as the Krewes of Muses, host parades and balls in honor of Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday.  The parades are a big part of the celebration of Mardi Gras.  Krewes pick a king and a queen who will reign for that parade.  The Krewes themselves originated from private social clubs with restrictive membership policies.  They used to create parades and floats ...