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Mardi Gras Celebration photo by Eric Ethridge
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Mardi Gras Celebration in Downtown Texarkana

Texarkana's 3rd annual Mardi Gras celebration is Feb. 7. The Krewe of Koinonia Mardi Gras parade and celebration will be at Front Street Festival Plaza in Downtown Texarkana. Here is the schedule of events.

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Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball in Texarkana

The Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball is coming soon!

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Mardi Gras Steampunk Masquerade Ball in Texarkana

Attend the very first Texarkana Renaissance Faire Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball. Who says you have to travel south to participate in Mardi Gras? When the Renaissance meets Mardi Gras the possibilities are endless. Get your formal wear together and grab a decorative mask for a fabulous event set for the evening of Saturday, Feb. 7.

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Texarkana Mardi Gras Parade Mimi McDaniel/Townsquare Media
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Mardi Gras Celebration in Downtown Texarkana is Feb. 7

Texarkana's 3rd annual Mardi Gras celebration is Feb. 7. The Krewe of Koinonia Mardi Gras parade and celebration will be at Front Street Festival Plaza in Downtown Texarkana.

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Texarkana Mardi Gras Parade is Just Around The Corner

The 2015 Texarkana Mardi Gras celebration is coming soon! The 3rd Annual Krewe of Koinonia Mardi Gras parade is set for Saturday, February 7 in downtown Texarkana.

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Carnival Begins Today! Get Your Mardi Gras Party On

Mardi Gras is my favorite time of the year! From Texarkana to New Orleans, there is a lot of fun to be had during carnival season. Here is what you need to know about Mardi Gras to be sure you experience the fun to the fullest.

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Jo-el Sonnier at Mardi Gras in Texarkana – What You Need to Know

Texarkana's community Mardi Gras celebration is scheduled for Saturday March 1 in downtown Texarkana with parades, vendors and live music including headliner Jo-el Sonnier. Here are all of the details you need to know.

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Mardi Gras Hits Texarkana with Parades, Music and More at Front Street Plaza

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Texarkana for the very first festival ever to be held in the Twin Cities!  Be on Front Street to catch the thousands of throws during the Krewe of Koinonia parade on Saturday.

Below is the schedule of events and list of vendors.

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Mardi Gras Around The World [VIDEO]

Did you think Mardi Gras was strictly a New Orleans thing? Think again.

In Belgium Mardi Gras is the most important day of the year. Belgians celebrate the Carnival of Binche in the city of Binche, which features lots of music and dancing.

Sweden celebrates Fettisdagen, translating to "Fat Tuesday."

In Canada Mardi Gras is celebrated throughout the country, especially in the french-speaking Quebec, where the Quebec Winter Carnival is one of the most iconic of Canadian festivals.

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Do You Know the History of Mardi Gras? [VIDEO]

Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," a reference to the binge eating a lot of Catholics do before Lent. As is often the case with holidays, the Christian roots are intertwined with earlier pagan practices. It was very common for early church fathers to integrate elements of pagan ritual in an attempt to attract potential converts.

Mardi Gras itself originated in the Middle Ages and was brought to the U.S. by the French explorer Iberville. In 1827, Parisian-style masked balls were legalized in New Orleans after a long period of prohibition. The celebration soon became known for its celebrants' raucous behavior during fanciful parades.

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