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Today we’re debuting a new “Life.Style.Live!” segment called Trivia Tuesday, and in honor of Fat Tuesday, the theme is Mardi Gras!

The trivia questions the hosts answered are listed below. Watch along and see if you guess correctly.

True/False: Mardis Gras is also known as “Pancake Day.”

Which city hosted the first Mardi Gras in North America?

True/False: In New Orleans, it’s illegal to wear a mask in public on any other day but Mardis Gras?

Mardi Gras parades are rolling again, and they’re back and better than ever after a two-year hiatus because of COVID.

Carnival floats and marching bands have been parading up and down the streets of New Orleans since the Mardi Gras season kicked off on King’s Day, January 6.

While it’s just an ordinary Tuesday in most places, in New Orleans, it’s Fat Tuesday!

Mardi Gras Day is the culmination of the two-month carnival season. On Mardi Gras Day alone, more than one million revelers will line the parade routes well before dawn in anticipation of hundreds of decorative floats and scores of marching bands.

Kelly Schulz, senior vice president of New Orleans & Company, joined us today with a look at St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans to give us a look at the last day of Mardis Gras which is currently underway.

Interesting Mardi Gras Facts:

The Krewe of Rex turns 150 this year, the longest parading Mardi Gras organization that parades on Mardi Gras Day. Mardi Gras, which in French means “Fat Tuesday,” has been held in New Orleans since 1837.

Mardi Gras floats first appeared in 1857.

More than 70 parades roll through the streets of New Orleans during Carnival Season with tens of thousands of maskers on board throwing millions of beads and other trinkets. Mardi Gras has been a legal holiday in New Orleans since 1875.

The tradition of throwing items such as beads and trinkets from the floats to parade-goers dates back to Renaissance Europe. In New Orleans, the first person to do so was a Krewe (the name of a carnival organization) member dressed as Santa Claus in the 1880s.

Revelers of all ages are encouraged to join float riders by dressing up and masking on Mardi Gras Day.

Fat Tuesday is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of the 40-day solemn Lenten season leading up to Easter Sunday. 

For more information on Mardi Gras including history and traditions, visit

New Orleans came to us today on “Life.Style.Live!,” and this weekend it’s coming to Delphi!

Robin Williams of Delphi Opera House and Patti Brown of Treasures “In the Woods” Restaurant in Delphi joined us today to share what you can expect at the city’s Mardi Gras events and to give us a taste of delicacies offered on Mardi Gras at several restaurants throughout the city. Here’s more from them:

We are really excited that our inaugural Mardi Gras Blues Ball concert has inspired a City-Wide Celebration in Delphi.

There are two signature events featured on Saturday, February 26th. The Mardi Gras Delphi Parade takes place at 12 noon on the downtown Delphi Parade Route.

Regional businesses and civic groups will sponsor wagon “floats” and throw signature items and/or beads.

The Mardi Gras Blues Ball fundraiser at the Delphi Opera House starts at 6:30 pm and will feature New Orleans cuisine, a cocktail hour and costume contest, followed by the concert featuring Duke Tumatoe and Mike Milligan.  

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Mardi Gras will be here before we know it, and Circle City Sweets wants to make sure you have your king cakes and beignets ready to enjoy.

Cindy Hawkins of Circle City Sweets joined us today to show us how she fries up their fresh beignets and decorates their king cakes. She also shared her experience being an Indiana Owned member and why local businesses are so important to the community.

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