There is some debate among historians about where the Slavs originated. Many believe that they were early farmers who cultivated the fertile lands around the Black Sea. Others believe that they came from present day eastern Poland.
By 500 A.D., the Slavs had separated into three main groups. Each of these three groups shared a similar set of beliefs and a similar lifestyle.
No man is he whole of himself; his friends are the rest of him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
New Orleans'' first Mardi Gras celebration was held in February, 1826.