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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same.

Tuesday, January 15

Spotlight on Mardi Gras

I once asked a friend, just what is Mardi Gras and I discovered that people who have lived around and near Mardi Gras all their life, never really stop and ask themselves that question. So when it is put to them, they all have about the same response, hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

In the first place Mardi Gras, IS NOT JUST ONE DAY, it is a season, a celebration and different towns celebrate on different days with parades and parties. The Last day of Mardi Gras is called Mardi Gras DAY and this year it falls on February 5th. It is commonly called Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday - the day before Ash Wednesday and the first day of the Roman Catholic season of Lent. It is a religious day. But the celebration of Mardi Gras lasts many months, and seldom resembles anything religious, in the traditional sense of the word.

It has been said, "there are only two seasons, before Mardi Gras, and after. Which means, as soon as Mardi Gras is over, preparations begin for next years Mardi Gras. For some cities the festivities are elaborate and take most of the year to organize. If you would like a little history regarding the origin of Mardi Gras, this man has told it better than I could. "The History of Mardi Gras."

How do you know if you are a Mardi Gras addict?
When your first priority for buying a house is if it's located along the Mardi Gras parade route!!


Cindy said...

I've always heard about Mardi Gras,but have never really known anything about it. Guess I'm not an addict,since I wouldn't buy a house located along any parade route...

Louisiana said...

guess who angel. yeap, it's me..i'm sorry your finger is hurt, sending you a get well hug and kiss. nice fridge btw, i love the new styles and i'm so happy you have found a good one.
sorry you are still not sleeping well. i tell you, we out to talk ourselves to zzz's when either of us can't count enough sheeps, lol..
had a great vacation, came back and within 1 day Louise was in hospital with the other ovary. we were there for a wk and she was off school for a few days. she has been going back now and we are going from day to day. Fran is doing amazing, her neck looks unbelievable and i'm so grateful.
i miss you all but i'm not feeling a post coming yet..but i'm here and i'm okay and at peace and starting bellydancing classes tonight again.


Nea said...

Hi cindy, I am not an addict either. But it is kind of fun with a few friends. The kids enjoyed it, we love to eat the king cake, and jump and yell for beads. But aside from that we don't do any of the wild parties.

Nea said...

Hi chana, I wondered where you have been, I have come by a few times, but nothing up since christmas, so I knew you must be off some where.

We are getting some snow tonight, Georgia. haha

I am glad you are well, sorry to hear about the kids, with kids it is always something isn't it. She is so young to have problems with her ovaries. Hope they can get it worked out for her, maybe hormones can help. You know birth control pills. They help some girls.

I miss you too, I am here, most days. When you want to come in for a chat. I have a chat box up on the site now.
love and hugs.

Libby said...

nea-that was really interesting, about mardi gras! it's one of those things you know it by name, but know nothing about it!!