Life in New Orleans: Carnivals and Voodoo Queens Essay

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Tilmon Jones
April 23, 2014

Life of new Orleans

New Orleans was founded in 1718 by Jean Batiste Le Moyne, sieur de Bienville, and named for the regent of France, Philippe II, duc d'Orleans. It remained a French colony until 1763, when it was transferred to the Spanish.
New Orleans is a city in southern Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. Most of the city is situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on a great turn of the river, it is known as the Crescent City. New Orleans, with a population of 496,938, is the largest city in Louisiana and one of the principal cities of the South. It was established on the high ground nearest the mouth of the Mississippi, downstream.
First New Orleans' famous Carnival season is this years' never-ending party and you're invited. Mardi Gras, famous for its colorful and cultural parades, is an experience you can't go any longer w/out! The Streets are packed with both tourists and Native Louisianans as they celebrate Mardi gras in full color and sound. The Huge Parades come flashing down the street we fresh music, an explosion of lights, and spectacular floats. Everyone is having a great time, enjoying the festivities of the parade. . The origin of Mardi gras can be traced back to Rome in the middle ages. In 1872, the appearance of Rex as the King of Mardi gras brought about the presentation of Carnivals' colors, flag and anthem. The colors of Mardi gras are purple, gold, and green. While they were probably chosen simply because they looked good…