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Las Vegas - Day One

To start off my birthday celebrations, Chris and I decided to spend a weekend in Las Vegas. Last year we stayed at the Rio… 334 more words

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The Origin of Mardi Gras!

The Origin of Mardi Gras!

It is widely accepted that Mardi Gras first came to America in 1699 with the French explorer, Sieur d’ Iberville, who would be instrumental in laying the foundation for the Louisiana colony.  581 more words

Fat Tuesday/Fat Thursday/Fat Year

Pączki are traditionally eaten on the Thursday before Lent in the Polish Catholic community, or on Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday in the gluttonous community at large. They were originally created as a way to use up all the sugar, lard, eggs and fruit that were forbidden during a Lenten fast, but guess what? 249 more words

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Mardi Gras.....Tips for First Time Attendees

When that first strand of beads hits you in the head, you know you’ve arrived at Mardi Gras. Garish floats, masked strangers, marching bands, throngs of revelers invading your space… For newcomers, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the madness. 550 more words

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Adventure at the beach/bar!

Yesterday was my friend, Julianna’s birthday! So, my friend Emily and I went to the beach because we were invited to “Fat Tuesday”.

When we arrived, it was difficult to work the parking meter! 946 more words

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans – A Traditional Celebration

Mardi Gras is a massive family holiday which occurs annually in New Orleans, and includes music, floats and parades. Normally celebrated on Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the period of Lent (a time of sacrifice), the tradition began on February 24, 1857 by the Krewe of Comus. 435 more words

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Nassau, Bahamas: December 2015

I don’t know what to say about Bahamas. We had a lot of fun, sure, but for every positive there is a negative. Actually, let me not be negative, because we really wanted a local experience and we sure did. 775 more words

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