GLOBAL VIBE: Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras is a big annual event that is celebrated annually the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardis Gras is celebrated in areas all around the world, but the holiday plays a large role in the tradition and culture in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Celebrations are based off of the Cajun French phrase, Laissez les bons temps rouler, which means, “Let the good times roll.”
Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” in French, which is representative of the tradition to eat rich and fatty foods before fasting during Lent.
Masks and costumes are often worn during New Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations, many of which depict mythical creatures. However, many people simply wear some colorful feathers and beads to be festive.
The next Mardi Gras will be February 16, 2021. That’s still a little while away, but in the meantime, you can get ready for the big celebration!