Friday, 19 October, 2018

Mardi Gras '18: Why The Celebration Is Important To Black Folks

The Order of Dionysus formed last year The Order of Dionysus formed last year
Ella Tate | 14 February, 2018, 19:54

Businesses along the 700 block Riggsbee Avenue have turned that stretch of road into the Bull City's best impression of Bourbon Street in New Orleans, at least on Fat Tuesday.

The celebrations at Rick's 718 Bar and Grill started Thursday, but really started 10 years ago when they had their first Mardi Gras party.

Durham's Mardi Gras festivities include activities for folks of all ages.

While nighttime Mardi Gras parades tend to get rowdier, Vennart says he prefers the daytime slot Okeanos will fill, given its family-friendly feel. "It's a lot of fun", Badurik said.

This year, Mardi Gras falls on February 13th.

Mardi Gras - which is the same day as Shrove Tuesday - is a day for eating pancakes just like in many other countries.

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She said the king cakes are a good conversation starter for those who are not familiar with them.

As for April Fools' Day, he said, "God is a mystery and we celebrate the mystery of God's love". The Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse Parade will be today at 5 p.m.in Bay St. Louis. In fact, the first organized Mardi Gras on the public record actually happened in Mobile in 1703, and you'll find celebrations of it across what was once French Louisana, from Natchez to Galveston, all the way up to St. Louis.

Tables and chairs will be set up at the Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras concert for the audience and light refreshments will be served.

We're happy that we got a chance to help our sister stations and their viewers see Mardi Gras in a whole new light. The meaning of finding the baby in the cake isn't very clear, but it either signifies prosperity and good luck or marks you as responsible for providing a King Cake at the next celebration. Notoriously celebrated in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Rio de Janeiro as "Carnival", the famed culmination of the carnival season is a lively display of pageantry, food, festivals and general merrymaking. "I even know of a few events happening in [New York City] to celebrate, but I'm just too busy to go". Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday", traces its origins to France, and these traditions were transferred throughout the world as France colonized different regions.

Mardi Gras Salsa: This sweet and spicy recipe combines all the colors of Mardi Gras by using foods like pineapple, avocado and red onion. There are various bars, jazz lounge and dance clubs that give you a taste of the Big Easy right here in the Big Apple. First up is, of course, Mardi Gras, and I for one am thankful for anytime I can wear a mask, because let's be honest, despite my looks, I'm not a handsome man, so if I can wear something to hide that fact, I can come across as "mysterious". "If you want to do something, there's always a way to do it".

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