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Mardi Gras Parade Etiquette

Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Parade Etiquette
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.65

     challenging words:    frenzy, pickpocket, detention, fullest, jazzy, spook, unacceptable, behavior, especially, jewelry, unwanted, offer, proper, etiquette, expect, smacked
     content words:    Mardi Gras, Moon Pie

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Mardi Gras Parade Etiquette
By Brenda B. Covert

1     When it comes to parades, Mardi Gras parades offer amazing sights, jazzy music, and plenty of surprises. Many other parades have float riders who throw candy, but how many throw beaded necklaces, cups, and stuffed animals? You never know what you might catch at a Mardi Gras parade. It pays to come prepared with a large, empty bag!
2     To enjoy your experience to the fullest, you should follow proper parade etiquette. Heed this list of do's and don'ts.
3     DO:

Arrive early. If you arrive too close to parade time, chances are good that you'll be unable to find a parking space, much less an open spot to stand.

Pay attention to floats. They have riders who will throw things to the crowds. If you aren't watching, you could get smacked in the face with beads!

Obey the barricades. They are there to keep you safe, not to spoil your fun.

Stay put. Chasing after a float to beg for a throw won't get you anything. Riders will ignore you. Stay put and wait for the next float.

Step on the throws that you want to claim for yourself. Of course, if it's a Moon Pie that was thrown, be careful not to squash it! Placing your foot over items can prevent others from snatching up your treasures. Bending over to grab things in the frenzy could result in crushed fingers or a bumped head. Play it safe and wait.

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