The closest I have ever come to experiencing Mardi Gras was when a good buddy and I visited his older brother at college. It was a themed party, held to raise money for breast cancer research. I have seen the Mardi Gras Indians perform at New Orleans Jazz Fest and experienced some of the food and culture of New Orleans. I’ve also had a chance to see all the floats. The only other exposure I’ve had to Mardi Gras was watching TV shows like Treme on HBO. It’s a city that I love and I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every visit to the Crescent City. I get nostalgic for New Orleans every time Mardi Gras rolls around.

Mardi Gras is longer than one day, but it is most often celebrated on Fat Tuesday. This year, bring some of the Mardi Gras spirit to your emali campaigns. This Tuesday, March 8, flash your subscribers with a Benchmark HTML Emali Mardi Gras Template worthy of all the beads in New Orleans.

Mardi Gras Fun Facts:

  • The official colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold.
  • Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday.
  • King Cakes are a traditional Mardi Gras treat. They are decorated in purple, green and gold and a small plastic baby is baked into the cake. Whoever finds the baby wlil have good luck for a year.