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Mardi Gras on your Block!

Discussion in 'Mardi Gras' started by rodmonster, Feb 5, 2013.



  1. rodmonster

    rodmonster Santa's Personal Trainer MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    So - as many of you know - we are originally from La. We have since moved to the DC area... While up here though we have come in contact with many folks from La.
    We found an annual crawfish boil for all the old La School Alumni... and a Great Mardi Gras parade we walk or float in each year... right outside of DC in Clarendon. Its not huge - like home - but it does the trick for a little taste. We also have several stores that sell KingCakes, Bread Pudding, Abita Beer... etc during the season...
    We also decorate the inside and outside of our house for MG...
    We will be having a small Mardi Gras Dinner this week for some of my wife's friends from work.

    So my question to you all is what does your area do (or do they) for Mardi Gras? Anything at all?

    Post pics if you like!
     
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  2. Christmasstar

    Christmasstar one Crazy Canadian ! MMC Lifer

    Toronto has a mardi gras parade and festivities every year, but it is not something we have ever participated in or even think about celebrating.
    How about snow shoe golf or ice hotels? We do that when weather permits.
     
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  3. MerryBells

    MerryBells wants turkey! MMC Lifer

    Sadly, the only Mardi Gras experience in my area is watching the NOLA Parade Webcam. Maybe I can make a Mardi Gras collar for my dog.
     
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  4. judesmama

    judesmama ...and Noel's mama, too! MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    Not a whole lot in the Philly 'burbs! We will, however, be getting some donuts and I will be eating all the sweets I can handle on Fat Tuesday! Giving up sweets for Lent - ahhh!!!
     
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  5. Christmas-A-Holic

    Christmas-A-Holic MMC Goodwill Ambassador MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew

    I don't personally do anything for Mardi Gras but our church this weekend will have game night with a Mardi Gras theme. I am not sure we will be able to make it but if we do I will post back to tell you how it went. I am positive it will not be as wild as it is in New Orleans! :lol:
     
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  6. frostyman

    frostyman Ornament Craftsman MMC Lifer

    I don't know anyone who does anything for it really. we usually eat a special meal of some kind
     
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  7. trackrebel

    trackrebel candy cane hustla MMC Lifer

    to my knowledge Mardi Gras is now, right now? it is what we call carnival over here in Germany....just been partying today will continue thru Tuesday when it ends....Wednesday it is a mourning day for all Carneval lovers......over here we are in disguises just like You are on Halloween.....scary, funny, stupid...of course people drink a lot....but most stay civil....dancing, singing and on....on Monday the three biggest parades in Germany for Carnival will take place in Mainz (40mins away from me), Cologne and Düsseldorf......hundreds of thousand people will be there to watch the parades....plus there so many small, small parades and parties....it is not countable......the more You go down south in Germany....the more people will be dresses as witches and wizards and scary stuff....it goes into the direction of scarring away demons and stuff like that...that is the thought behind it.....I love Carnival and Kandice has started dancing on the kids dance group of my old carnival club.....so we are very proud.......the chant for it in my area is Helau.....in Cologne they yell Allaaf....in Mannheim they yell Ahoi.....and there are plenty more chants all over the place
     
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  8. Petronius

    Petronius Ornament Craftsman Merry Forums Member

    One family has been building Mardi Gras floats for four generations.

     
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