The colorful festival of Mardi Gras is an event that goes back thousands of years but has been celebrated in the United States beginning on March 3, 1699. French explorers Pierre Le Moyne d’lberville and Sieur de Beienville docked near present-day New Orleans, Louisiana. There, they had a small celebration and designated the place Point du Mardi. Learning more about this exotic holiday is a wonderful way to study the history, art, and culture of this part of the country. The books listed below vary from children’s picture books, story books, and a handful of books that could even be enjoyed by older students as they learn more about this flamboyant holiday.

 
   
 

If you are looking for more learning activities to go along with this holiday then check out this vocabulary list with games!

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