Spartanburg bakery bakes King Cakes for Mardi Gras

14 February, 2018, 19:22 | Author: Laverne Higgins
  • The Order of Dionysus formed last year

First up is, of course, Mardi Gras, and I for one am thankful for anytime I can wear a mask, because let's be honest, despite my looks, I'm not a handsome man, so if I can wear something to hide that fact, I can come across as "mysterious".

In the church, Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and reflection.

It was a little taste of New Orleans-style Mardi Gras, right here in Alaska. One of these times is Fat Tuesday morning when you can see the Northside Skull and Bones Gang making their way through the Treme.

Originally Mardi Gras marked the last day of the festivities and was considered the ultimate day of celebration.

Easter Sunday coincides with April Fools' Day this year.

Unless, of course, you are a member of an Orthodox/Eastern church. "We glaze it with a clear glaze, and then after we glaze it, we color it with purple, green and gold".

Mardi Gras Cookies: Like the snack mix, this recipe highlights the main colors of Mardi Gras.

The holiday is believed to have arrived in the United States when French explorers settled in the South during the 17th century.

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Down at the Big Easy with a half dozen Vegas pals (who will be guest float-riders), Vennart, a veteran parade participant, was invited to take his first spin as king of his "krewe" - one of almost three dozen clubs that parade during the Mardi Gras season.

"The thing about Mardi Gras is that it's all about having fun and having a party", he said.

More: When is Lent 2018? Europe also celebrates. In Cologne, Germany, Karneval is marked with role-playing celebrations that include a prince, a farmer and a virgin. Indeed, folks from all over the area in both Cecil and Harford counties mark their calendars and look forward to the celebration held each year on Fat Tuesday.

"It's very enjoyable. We have a good time", she said.

Zulu rolls at 8 a.m., while Rex rolls at 10 a.m. along the Uptown parade route. This year, Bacchus was New Orleans native Anthony Mackie who has appeared as "The Falcon" in Marvel comics franchise movies. Krewes, which are organizations that arrange parades during the carnival season, have remained a paramount part of the carnival culture in New Orleans over the years.

A total of three people were killed and five others were wounded in three separate shootings in New Orleans on Mardi Gras.

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