Monday, February 23, 2009

Mardi Gras Party

Well, it took an entire day to recover from all the rich foods and wonderful company, but I managed to make it back today! Mardi Gras is such a fun time of year ... all the beautiful colors and masks ..... here's a little history ....
"Mardi Gras" means "Fat Tuesday." Traditionally, it is the last day for Catholics to indulge—and often overindulge—before Ash Wednesday starts the sober weeks of fasting that come with Lent. Formally known as Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras has long been a time of extravagant fun for European Christians. In fact, some people think Mardi Gras celebrations have their source in the wild springtime orgies of the ancient Romans.In the United States, Mardi Gras draws millions of fun-seekers to New Orleans every year. Mardi Gras has been celebrated in New Orleans on a grand scale, with masked balls and colorful parades, since French settlers arrived in the early 1700s. Hidden behind masks, people behaved so raucously that for decades in the early 19th century masks were deemed illegal in that party-loving city."

Anyway, I'll post pictures as they trinkle in ... and we are hosting a Mardi Gras crop at livelovescrap this weekend ... so come in full costume or at least a mask and beads!

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