The University Library will be closed on Tuesday, February 21, for Mardi Gras.
For information on Mobile's Mardi Gras traditions, see Mobile's Mardi Gras from the Encyclopedia of Alabama and Local Legacies: Mardi Gras in Mobile from the Library of Congress. Always wondered why Mobilians throw moon pies? Check out the Mobile Carnival Museum's FAQ. For the story behind Joe Cain Day, see Joe Cain from the Encyclopedia of Alabama.
For parade schedules, routes, and checklists, see The Mobile Carnival Museum. The Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau also has parade schedules and Mardi Gras information, such as history and terminology.