Terrific Tuesday: It’s Mardi Gras!

Lady Louise and her cousin Dixie are always ready to celebrate special occasions!

Lady Louise and her cousin Dixie are always ready to celebrate special occasions!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

We’re paying tribute to all of our friends who are participating in Mardi Gras celebrations throughout the United States. The words Mardi Gras mean Fat Tuesday in French. This is the day of celebration before Ash Wednesday, which ushers in the Lenten season leading up to Easter. Fat Tuesday historically has been a time to indulge in rich foods and parties before the period of fasting and religious observances. In New Orleans and in cities throughout that area, Mardi Gras is celebrated with parades and parties.

Of course, you don’t have to be French or living in areas with Mardi Gras celebrations to be a fan of the phrase “Laissez les bons temps rouler.” Yes, we say, “let the good times roll!”

Even if Dixie and I are not as enthusiastic about our Mardi Gras accessories as the Editorial Assistant, Mom Karen, wants us to be, we can appreciate “good times” and the delicious treats that are being served at parties under way in homes and cities today.

I think someone may have said something about a King Cake being popular during this time of celebration. The Editorial Assistant, aka caterer, is being dispatched to find something appropriate for us!

 

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