We pulled into New Orleans and of course everybody has been telling me "you HAVE to stop into so-and-so's they have the BEST bla-de-bla's!" But I don't have time to be a tourist -- I've got a show to do, and then a nine hour drive to Texas the next morning.
Many around the U.S. and the world found two great reasons to recently visit what is perhaps America's most unique city, New Orleans.
The King Cake was actually baked and eaten during the Epiphany season (January 6th to Ash Wednesday). But since the U.S. has a short attention span for everything, it's become associated with Mardi Gras celebrations.
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It's T-minus three days until V-Day, and because we're already a little burnt out on the red-and-pink of it all, we've decided to shower the real objects of our affection (that's you, BGG readers!) with some not-at-all-cutesy goodness.
Fat Tuesday is the last day to live large before lent.
To gain converts, the early Christian church incorporated pagan practices, tying them to the period of abstinence known as Lent.
The biggest party of the year is about to start! Whether you call it Carnival, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday or anything else, the celebration of celebrations happens around the world in the days and weeks leading up to Ash Wednesday and the somber period of Lent.
Chasing chickens, dancing on horseback, drinking at five in the morning, boucherie and fais do-do -- it's all part of what folks outside of New Orleans call the real Mardi Gras.
Sad is the state that forgets that its power comes from the people. Would hackers be releasing documents and vandalizing government websites if they felt that they were being fairly treated and adequately represented?
The Mystic Krewe of Barkus 2013 rolled through New Orleans' French Quarter today with block after block of canine costumes. For the Krewe's 20th year of parading, the theme was Tails & Tiaras: Here Comes Honey Bow Wow.
Spacious, solar-lit shelters on the new Loyola Ave. streetcar line, opening on Jan. 28, will accommodate Super Bowl fans in New Orleans. But elsewhere, commuters huddle under less protection.
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There seems to be something primal, maybe instinctive, that makes us want to dress up this time of year. Is it the longer days making us feel frisky? Or do we just need a little taste of good times to get us through the spiritually serious times to come?
In Rio, wings made of brightly-colored feathers glittered on the backs of women wearing little more than jeweled bikinis.