OK, we think we are pretty schooled on Mardi Gras, and it's traditions, so this might be something you could pass along to the 'Out of Towners' in your family. First of all, The official kick off to Mardi Gras is tomorrow - Epiphany, which is January 6th. Even though you've been seeing King Cake all over Acadiana for a week - the official beginning is actually tomorrow. Our friends at Louisiana Travel tell us some cool facts that are part of the reason we love Carnival season so much - it's different in every area of Louisiana! From the flashing for beads in the French Quarter to the Courir de Mardi Gras in the rural areas, we have something for everyone! Check out some things about our beloved Mardi Gras that even YOU might not know.