Name __________________________ Homeroom _______ The History of Mardi Gras Read the article using the link and answer the following questions. If the question has ( ) behind it please fill in the date of that event. http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/ mardigras/ mardigrashistory/mghistory.html http://www.mardigrasdigest.com/ html/mardi_gras_history__timeline.htm 1. Where did the celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans come from? _______________ 2. _____________________________is possibly the ancestor celebration of Mardi Gras. 3. When was the first documented costumed parade in New Orleans? __________________ 4. Who was the first to use the word “Krewe” to describe a secret Carnival Society? ___________________________________________________________________ 5. Why was Mardi Gras almost ended? What organization saved it, and what did they do to save Mardi Gras? _____________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ 6. Which organization was the first day parade? ________________________________( ) 7. What are the colors of Mardi Gras and how were they chosen? ____________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ 8. What was the name of the first Black Carnival organization and when were they formed? ___________________________________________________________________( ) 9. What was the name of the first female Carnival group? _____________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________( ) 10. When was Zulu first incorporated into Mardi Gras _________________________________ 11. What was the name of the first West bank Parade? __________________________( ) 12. What was the name of the first female group to actually parade? _____________( ) 13. In what year was Louis Armstrong King of Zulu? ___________________________________ 14. What was the first suburban parade and where was it? __________________________ 15. What caused Zulu to almost be canceled in 1961? ______________________________ 16. Which krewe shook the establishment with the largest floats and open sales on their dinner tickets? ______________________________________________________________( ) 17. What happened in the 70’s that forever changed Mardi Gras in the French Quarter? __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ 18. What is Rex’s tradition for “Lundi Gras” and when was it resurrected? _____________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ 19. What decade marked international media coverage for Mardi Gras? ________________ 20. What events again changed the face of carnival in 1992 and what was the impact on the krewe because of this change? _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ You will use numbers 3, 6, 8-13, 16, 17, 18, and 20 to complete you time line in Timeliner.
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