Celebrate Mardi Gras 2013 – French Meaning Fat Tuesday

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Although the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans are the most popular, they’re far from the only city that celebrates this occasion. Dozens of cities (including ten cities in Louisiana alone) have their own Mardi Gras festivities. These celebrations include wearing throw beads, decorative masks, festive costumes and much more. The traditional colors of green, gold and purple are also staples at every celebration. If you are planning on celebrating Mardi Gras this year, there are a few things you should have to truly make this celebration special.

Yum! Delicious, isn’t it? Pictured next to this delectable King Cake, a festive food that is usually consumed during Mardi Gras celebrations, is the Mavea Filter Pitcher. You may wonder why the the Mavea Elemaris XL Purple Water Filter Pitcher is sitting next to it. You’ll need some clean filtered water to wash that delicious King Cake down and this filtered pitcher is perfect for the job. Manufactured from BPA-free plastic, this Mavea Water Filter Pitcher has a distinct design that comes in this elegant purple European style finish. It also features a Smart Meter filter change indicator for your added convenience.

During a night on the town wearing your traditional Mardi Gras beads, you will inevitably get thirsty. It will be very tempting to reach for a drink or a soda, but none of those beverages will properly hydrate your body. We suggest the Vapur Green Reflex Bottle. This completely collapsible and extremely portable water bottle can fit anywhere, which means you don’t have to carry it around. Tuck it in your bag after you finish drinking and resume the festivities.

After the celebration has ended, and you have retired your Mardi Gras mask for the year, you may be tired. Too tired to get up the next morning for work and to function throughout the day. As a result, you’ll go for the coffee. You may be surprised to discover that you’re running low on coffee filters, or even worse, completely out. This is where the Mr. Coffee Permanent Coffee Filter comes in handy.  Stop using the wasteful paper coffee filters in favor of this reusable and permanent coffee filter. It easily cleans and is dishwasher safe, making it a viable option for your home. This coffee filter will probably outlast our coffee maker! How’s that for durability?

The term “Mardi Gras” is French for Fat Tuesday. On this day, observers eat fatty, richer foods before the Lent season. Have you celebrated Mardi Gras before? Share your memories with us in the comments below.

Celebrating Mardi Gras 2012 The Big Easy Way

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Every year in New Orleans, Louisiana the traditional Mardi Gras celebration draws thousands of tourists to the city from around the world. This festival includes wearing throw beads, decorative masks, festive costumes, dancing, street parties and a spectacular pageantry of floats, bands and other parade goers. The term “Mardi Gras” is French for Fat Tuesday. On this day, observers eat richer, fatty foods before the Lent season. The three colors selected for Mardi Gras are each symbolic in influence and purpose. Mardi Gras purple symbolizes justice. Mardi Gras green is symbolic of faith. Mardi Gras gold stands for power! Remember to wear the Mardi Gras colors if you are not in a costume.

To celebrate Mardi Gras, Filters Fast selected a few featured products in the traditional festive colors for the occasion.

The Mavea Elemaris XL Water Filter Pitcher Purple 1005727 is a superior water filter pitcher manufactured out of BPA-free plastic boasting a distinct and elegant eggplant purple European style finish. It also features a Smart Meter filter change indicator, which will measure your drinking water’s hardness, volume and length of time in use for your added convenience.

The Mavea Elemaris XL Water Filtration Pitcher Green 1005770 reduces bacteria, dirt and dust, and chlorine taste and odor. It also includes an easy-to-pour lid and a soft handle for a user-friendly design. It has a large 9 glass holding capacity and has a Smart Meter filter change indicator that measures water hardness, volume and length of time in use for your convenience. In addition, the filters of all of your Mavea Pitchers can be recycled through the Mavea recycling program.

The Sprite Gold PureMist Filtered Shower Handle features a 72 inch tangle free hose that gives you easy motion for full body coverage.  The handle features a patented KDF and Chlorgon filtration media that helps to remove chlorine, heavy metals, VOC’s, pesticides, herbicides, hydrogen sulfide, iron oxide and scale.

Mardi Gras, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Whether or not you are in The Big Easy for the Mardi Gras festival, celebrate the spirit of the Fat Tuesday flavor wherever you are!