Celebrate Mardi Gras with the M

 In Uncategorized

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is celebrated around the world with carnivals, parades, and festivals. In major cities with large-scale celebrations, public transit is the best to get around to all the fun!

While New Orleans is heavily regarded as the birthplace of the Mardi Gras celebration in the U.S., the oldest celebration of Mardi Gras actually happened right here in Alabama (in Mobile)! Even if you can’t make the Mardi Gras celebrations happening around the city, you can take advantage of a few staples of Mardi Gras while riding the M Transit on your daily commute this month.

Celebrate in color

Purple, gold, and green are symbolic colors showcased during Mardi Gras. According to Mardi Gras New Orleans, purple represents “justice”, green represents “faith”, and gold represents “power”. You can show off your Mardi Gras spirit while riding the M Transit by wearing these colors in the form of clothing or jewelry. Decorative beads are another staple of Mardi Gras that you can wear as you are traveling to your destination.

Eat a king cake

The king cake is another signature of Mardi Gras. This colorful cake originated in France and symbolizes the three kings who brought gifts to Baby Jesus after He was born. According to KingCakeFestival.org, King cakes also typically include a tiny plastic figure inside representing Baby Jesus to signify good health and fortune! You can share a king cake with your transit mates during your commute.

Turn up the tunes

Mardi Gras is a time of celebration! Rhythm and Blues and jazz music are the genres often used in Mardi Gras celebrations. Check out this Mardi Gras playlist online to listen to on your next M Transit commute!

Grab your beads and a king cake and celebrate Mardi Gras with the M Transit all month long!

Recommended Posts