For The First Time New Orleans Is Coming To Hilton Chongqing

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Hilton Chongqing

This information originated in American English.

February 20, 2013

CHONGQING, China - "You should go to New Orleans at least once in a lifetime", as the Americans always say, because New Orleans has the most exciting annual carnival-Mardi Gras. This year, Mardi Gras is coming to Chongqing for the very first time, Hilton Chongqing hosts the Mardi Gras celebration like never before on the March 2, 2013. Mr. Jean-Philippe Jacopin, general manager of Hilton Chongqing, said with excitement, "We will bring the most authentic Mardi Gras experience to the citizens and expatriates in Chongqing."

"Mardi Gras" in French is "Fat Tuesday", referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting for Lenten Season, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. It is celebrated each year 47 days before Anglican Church's Easter Sunday. The modern-day Mardi Gras is a celebration with parties, eating, drinking and parades. During the parade, beads, toys, candies and other trinkets would be thrown from the floats to the crowd. The theme colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold, respectively represent justice, faith and power. Therefore, most Mardi Gras decorations are with these three colors. Eating King Cake is another tradition of Mardi Gras. Anyone who gets the small baby doll inside the cake will be rewarded or punished accordingly.

Hilton Chongqing will create the original Mardi Gras decoration to reflect the sensation of being in the Bourbon street in French Quarter in New Orleans with traditional Cajun and Creoles cuisines, from live Jazz music performance by international band to various amusing activities, such parade float, the best costume competition drawing the king or the queen of the night for whoever find the baby inside of the king cake on each table. The winners will receive 20,000 Asia Miles with an overnight stay at Conrad Hong Kong. Never miss this unforgettable event only at RMB 500 per person at Hilton Chongqing. For booking or enquiries please contact Hilton Chongqing Mardi Gras representative at 86 23 8903 9999 ext 6839 or Mardi.Gras@hilton.com.

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Contact

Jessica Cai
Hilton Chongqing
+86 23 8903 9999
jessica.cai@hilton.com

Yoyo You
Hilton Chongqing
+86 23 8903 9999
yoyo.you@hilton.com

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