Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mardi Gras In Mississippi

Oh I am so excited today, I will be going to a Mardi Gras Parade this afternoon. I will again collect beads, shallow happiness huh...LOL! Why I am thrilled? This is a Carnival season here in the US and is marked by spectacular parades featuring floats, pageants, elaborate costumes, masked balls and dancing in the streets. Of course, more pictures will be my treat for all of you later tonight. I can't wait.

As we roam around some places in Mississippi, I notice that the architectural design of the houses are very unique like the picture above and there are so many historical sites to visit. I learned that this was onced a colony of France. Mardi Gras is taken from a French word for Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday or Carnival. This is an annual festival marking the last opportunity for indulgence in food and drink before the temperance of Lent. This is simply a grand Catholic Celebration not only in Mississippi but also in Alabama, New Orleans and Louisiana.

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