Gearing up for Mardi Gras in Puerto Vallarta

The annual Mardi Gras Parade comes back to Puerto Vallarta’s streets on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8 p.m with a parade beginning at the Hotel Zone’s Sheraton Hotel and heading south on the Malecón and ending at Olas Altas in Old Town.

Last year’s event brought 20,000 cheering residents and tourists from all walks of life together on the city street curbs to be wowed by floats and parade participants celebrating the diversity of our city. This year’s city sponsored event is sure to bring even more people and wowing to Puerto Vallarta.

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday in English, is best known in New Orleans but celebrated in many cities around the world. Fat Tuesday refers to the day when many people eat fattening foods and stock up before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

The Mardi Gras parade is the most exciting part of the ritual bringing together gay, straight, light, dark, male, female, old, and youthful, all for a collective purpose, to get as many beaded necklaces as possible.

The traditional Fat Tuesday beaded necklaces were first thrown out to parade onlookers in New Orleans by a man wearing a Santa Claus costume in the late 1800’s, since then Mardi Gras has never been the same.

This year at Puerto Vallarta’s Mardi Gras, ACT II’s Voice of Vallarta contestants will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshalls and kick-off the 3.5 kilometer parade.  Non-profit organizations are able to participate for free and businesses can take part for a nominal $200 peso entry fee.

This Mardi Gras organizers are offering a $5,000 peso cash prize to the most inventive parade entry so it is time to get creative.

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More Puerto Vallarta Mardi Gras News:

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A Look Back – Mardi Gras 2014

Fat Tuesday is Bulking Up in Puerto Vallarta

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    1. Is that your politically correct way of saying you don’t like “faggots”? Because that sure is what it sounds like your message is about. Also, please do not be disillusioned for a single moment to think you speak for all Mexican people in Vallarta, because you don’t. You only speak for the bigots and thankfully that isn’t the majority of Mexicans in Vallarta.

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