The Wild Mardis Gras

In the gulf area of the south Mardis Gras and  Fat Tuesday (which as a kid, I thought was the day everyone mysteriously became fat on this particular odd Tuesday. Don’t worry, by age five I was corrected by my grandparents) are a big deal.

It’s a day of eating and merrymaking before the tedious fasting season of Lent. An annual festival held in France on the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” — meaning it is the last opportunity to eat rich food before the fast of Lent begins. The reason it’s in New Orleans is that New Orleans is the only French settlement to survive.

 

 

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A. White, a former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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9 Responses to The Wild Mardis Gras

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  2. We attended Mardi Gras in New Orleans last year. We wondered about the significance of the beads that were thrown to us from balconies in Bourbon Street. How did that start?

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    • Believe it not, I have never been to one. Once while traveling near New Orleans during Mardi Gras I was tempted to stop but didn’t. I was already tired and didn’t feel like being bothered with the crowd. Hotel rooms are sparse during the festival.Why most southerners outside of New Orleans do not attend when many celebrate Fat Tuesday. I guess it’s because it’s the day you supposedly go wild and get all the folly out of you before you repent so you can say you had fun. I don’t know. Most people are tourists. Let me look up why do they throw bead and other shiny things at you. This is the definition I found on line: “Traditional Mardi Gras beads are purple, green, and gold colors. The purple symbolizes justice; the green represents faith; and the gold signifies power.” But that still doesn’t explain why they use beads? I guess you can use anything those colors.

      Many historians believe that the first American Mardi Gras took place on March 3, 1699, when the French explorers Iberville and Bienville landed in what is now Louisiana, just south of the holiday’s future epicenter: New Orleans. They held a small celebration and dubbed the spot Point du Mardi Gras.

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  3. Ann Harden says:

    LOL! No Alma, It’s not fat people’s day. LOL!

    On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 11:11 AM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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  4. Lisa Warner says:

    It fun in the daytime but gets seriously crazy at night.

    On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 11:11 AM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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