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How are you celebrating Mardi Gras this year?

Asked by Yellowdog (11116points) March 5th, 2019

Mardi Gras is a Midwinter festival sandwiched between Christmas and the season of Lent. Its cold outside, making the Fat-based foods and festivities and colours all the more festive in the cold.

For a traditional King’s Cake. we make a Tiramisu White Cake with Praline layers—the one who finds the baby Jesus in the King’s Cake bakes the cake next year. We also eat lots of pancakes!

As it is the day before the beginning of the Season of Lent, we take down our Christmas Trees. We strip the green, gold and purple beads that have adorned our Christmas Trees since January 6th (Epiphany, the official beginning of the Mardi Gras season) and wear them as Mardi Gras beads.

Then, we haul our community Christmas trees to burn them in a bonfire, and party in costumes and masks. It is the giving up our Christmas and Epiphany festivities, and all the partying, as we prepare for the spiritual and stark season of Lent, as we prepare for Easter.

What are some of YOUR Mardi Gras traditions?

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JLeslie's avatar

I’ll wear beads to my Zumba class.

There are two events for Mardi Gras where I live, but I’m not going to them. One was last night. They had stilt walkers, food trucks, music, etc. We have that sort of thing a lot here though.

Yellowdog's avatar

Well, duh, you nothings. It isn’t Marti Gras anymore. Its Ash Wednesday.

Darth_Algar's avatar

So why ask the question if you’re just going be snide when you receive answers you don’t like?

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Actually it ended yesterday.

Yellowdog's avatar

Because its over. DUH! No wonder you;re not celebrating now.

Pinguidchance's avatar

Pilgrim, round these parts Mardi Gras is an LGTBI parade and party.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@Yellowdog

We answered the question before then, chief. You’re whining after the fact.

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