This year air charter to Mardi Gras in New Orleans with Le Bas International! Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday (known as Shrove Tuesday). Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. The most popular time to visit New Orleans is the extended weekend before Mardi Gras (so in 2019 that would be arriving no later than March 1 or 2 and staying through Ash Wednesday, March 6). Come then and you’ll be sure to catch the most popular parades, like Endymion, Bacchus, Zulu, Rex and all of the festive celebrations throughout the whole city! Most visitors will plan to arrive no later than Saturday, March 2, 2019 in order to enjoy an extended weekend of festivities. Mardi Gras is about music, parades, picnics, floats and excitement. It’s one big holiday in New Orleans! Revelers know to wear costumes or at least dress in purple, green, and gold, and adorn themselves with long beads caught from the floats of previous parades. You’ll see a lot of crazy costumes, kids with their families are everywhere, and both locals and visitors having a great time. Parade goers will sit on the ground, throw balls, play music, eat great food and watch the crowds walk by between parades. On Mardi Gras day, the majority of non-essential businesses are shut down because of the celebration. Experienced revelers know to bring a large bag with them so they can haul away all the beads and trinkets they will catch from the parades!
While most people think of parades when they think of Mardi Gras, there are plenty of other traditions too. The King and Queen of each krewe work all year long for the big, spectacular ball. Their identity is a closely guarded secret and part of the mystique until the night of the Ball. Most of the balls are a formal and private affair for the krewe. Debutantes are introduced at the Ball Tableau as a formal introduction to society. In climbing the social ladder, children start by serving as pages to the court. Women dress in ball gowns and hope to be issued a “call-out” card. If a debutante is fortunate enough to receive one, she is seated in a select area and waits her turn to be “called out” for a dance by the krewe member who sent the card. A night of dining and dancing with a prince in formal attire – what a dream!
Air Charter to Mardi Gras in New Orleans with Le Bas International!
Le Bas International has been assisting our clients with air charter needs to attend events such as Mardi Gras for over 29 years! Fly into New Orleans Lakefront Airport located just minutes away from downtown. This airport is serviced by two fixed base operations for private jet services that includes Flight Line First and Signature Flight Support 24/7. Contact Le Bas for your air charter to Mardi Gras in New Orleans by calling +1.805.593.0510 24/7 or click this link for an online air charter request!