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Today Marks Beginning of Operation Pull Over Blitz in Evansville and Indiana

It's that time of the year again...the time when we all begin celebrating.  It's March Madness time, St. Patrick's Day is coming up, Mardi Gras is just around the corner and there are other festivities that typically pop up where drinking is part of the celebrating.

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Mardi Gras King Cake: What Is It and How Can You Make One

There are a lot of traditions that go along with Mardi Gras. One of them is the serving of the King Cake, but why? I'll tell you a little about their history, and there's a video so you can make your own!

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Franklin Street Events Association Hosting Mardi Gras Celebrations in February

The non-profit organization looks to "laissez les bons temps rouler" (let the good times roll) with Cajun-themed events beginning in late-February and ending in early-March.

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Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday 2013 Events in Evansville Indiana

Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday") or Shrove Tuesday, is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.

Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. For the date of Ma

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5 mardi gras party tips
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5 Mardi Gras Party Tips

Stuck at home for Mardi Gras this year and want to make it more special than ordering Cajun shrimp pasta at Red Lobster? Try these tips:

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Essential Mardi Gras Recipes
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Essential Mardi Gras Recipes for King Cake, Po’ Boys and More

Maybe you’re throwing a big party, or maybe Mardi Gras is just your excuse to feast on the amazing cuisine of New Orleans -- either way, you better get it right. Break out the spices and let’s get cooking!

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History of Mardi Gras
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Mardi Gras Around The World [VIDEO]

Did you think Mardi Gras was strictly a New Orleans thing? Think again.

In Belgium Mardi Gras is the most important day of the year. Belgians celebrate the Carnival of Binche in the city of Binche, which features lots of music and dancing.

Sweden celebrates Fettisdagen, translating to "Fat Tuesday."

In Canada Mardi Gras is celebrated throughout the country, especially in the french-speaking Quebec, where the Quebec Winter Carnival is one of the most iconic of Canadian festivals.

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Know Your Mardi Gras History [VIDEO]

Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," a reference to the binge eating a lot of Catholics do before Lent. As is often the case with holidays, the Christian roots are intertwined with earlier pagan practices. It was very common for early church fathers to integrate elements of pagan ritual in an attempt to attract potential converts.

Mardi Gras itself originated in the Middle Ages and was brought to the U.S. by the French explorer Iberville. In 1827, Parisian-style masked balls were legalized in New Orleans after a long period of prohibition. The celebration soon became known for its celebrants' raucous behavior during fanciful parades.

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