festivities

StoryCorps

The season of floats and parades is underway, as Mardi Gras in Mobile began on February 15 and runs through March 5. The Port City claims host to the oldest original Mardi Gras celebration in the United States and features a variety of distinct traditions and festivities every year. Suzanne Cleveland and her son Stefan are no strangers to the celebration and came to StoryCorps to reminisce about their earliest experiences of Mardi Gras and the uniqueness of the parades...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson

StoryCorps

Mardi Gras originated in Mobile, Ala. in 1703 and has grown tremendously in the city from a simple carnival celebration. In this StoryCorps segment, Myra Sands talks to her daughter, Julie Watson, about growing up in Mobile surrounded by Mardi Gras festivities. From exclusive societies to the evolution of floats, Sands captures the essence of Mobile as a destination worth experiencing for Mardi Gras 2019...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson