Summit County, CO (PRWEB) February 13, 2015
A famous New Orleans tradition has been adopted by the vibrant mountain town of Breckenridge: Mardi Gras. Each February, Mardi Gras is held to kick off and commemorate carnival season in New Orleans. February is a very popular time of year in Breckenridge, and Colorado in general, as ski season is in full swing.
Events such as Breckenridge Mardi Gras are examples of why the picturesque town is so popular. It has an energy and a fun atmosphere with festivals and events that engage visitors and locals alike. Lodging in Breckenridge becomes competitive from December through May with events like this, and also spring break, making it one of Colorado’s hottest getaways. On Tuesday February 17th the first annual “Fat Tuesday” Street Party will take place at 2pm through 5pm. The schedule has been set to include live music by Chris Daniels and the Kings, there will be large street puppets, fire dancers and a real party atmosphere in downtown Breckenridge.
Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts recommends guests head downtown and enjoy this afternoon event. With all of the music and events planned it promises to provide a fun atmosphere, truly representative of the town of Breckenridge. Mardi Gras always falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which signifies the beginning of lent, so many look to Mardi Gras as a last party to enjoy food and drinks prior to fasting during lent.
In the USA when people think of Mardi Gras, they immediately think of New Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras actually originated in Europe and New Orleans, being famous for the French Quarter and a European flare and influence, allowed the tradition to grow into something quite large. Every year Mardi Gras costumes featuring beads, head pieces and elaborate make-up are put on during the parade and party of Fat Tuesday. The Breckenridge Mardi Gras will not be as large as New Orleans of course, but with a picturesque mountain setting this is sure to be a fun time for all.
Breckenridge Lodging provider Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts is reporting a lot of interest in this winter event. Get out there on Fat Tuesday and have a great time and enjoy scenic downtown Breckenridge, the perfect way to kick off a fun evening with friends and family.
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