Being a Louisiana born girl, you would think i would be wild about Mardi Gras. Although, i do think King Cake is delicious, as i got older and older my family never really participated. When i was a kid growing up in Thibodaux, LA, we did attend all the parades and had a lot of fun!!
Throughout High School, i would just go skiing with my youth group (I dont really like skiing, but LOVE winter clothing and caramel hot chocolate at the ski lodge. Oh! And outdoor fireplaces.).
i wanted to share with some of you the history of Mardi Gras as told by www.nola.com.
Mardi Gras was placed on the Gregorian Cal. in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII as a Christian Holiday, which i find amusing.
He placed on the calendar the day before Ash Wednesday, so when everyone came to to fast and pray on the 1st day of Lent, all the debauchery would hopefully be out of their systems.