Shayne McGrath is three for three The Torbay man and his team won the top prize at the annual St Johns Mardi Gras costume contest over the weekend It marks the third win for McGrath, who dominated. In the UK, Fat Tuesday in known as Shrove Tuesday The Brits dont celebrate Mardi Gras with costumes and parades, instead they celebrate with pancakes Pancake Day is an opportunity to indulge in d. It has built a reputation for producing the biggest parades of the year, with amazing masks, costumes and floats even hosts celebrations during the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras In the UK the da. Its really beautiful I feel like New Orleans is the last bohemia in America, said Carole Frances Lung, an artist from Los Angeles who was dressed up in a deer costume Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday,. As well as producing impressive outfits, the groups have been learning about recognising the Isle of Wights Mardi Gras as one of the leading UK carnivals for its school engagement, education prog. 1247 am The Mardi Gras party is over in New Orleans After days of parades, balls, king cake and costumes, Fat Tuesday has concluded and the city is entering a period of restraint with Lent Thousa. Although certain festivals reflect serious local traditions Its 138th celebration has morphed into a Mardi Gras with cocktails, balls, parades, extravagant costumes, intricate floats and so much f. Popular Mardi Gras traditions include parades, vibrant masks and costumes, dancing debauchery and more Around two million people travel to Rio, Brazil, every year for the celebrations NEXT The UKs. Cain was a city clerk who is credited with relaunching Mardi Gras in Mobile after the Civil War Intent on continuing the tradition of costumewearing, he dressed as a fictional Chickasaw Indian chie. There were people waiting for me to open up this morning, and I wasnt able to have my morning coffee until midday, Carol Guy, owner of Mardi Gras Fancy Dress told the South Wales Evening Post The. "I love Mardi Gras," said 7yearold Virginia Strong Children can be seen lining the parade routes, families spend weeks making costumes together and theres even kidcentered parades "This is th.