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".
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.
At least 18 dead in overturned bus in Hong Kong
The 30-year-old bus driver was arrested by the police for alleged unsafe driving causing death and grievous bodily harm. A press release from Hong Kong authorities today revealed that 18 perished at the scene of the accident.
Well, this is where some controversy comes in.
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.
At the other end, South Africa's stand-in skipper Aiden Markram conceded India were superior than the hosts and deserved the win. One can't ignore Hardik Pandya's contribution as his all-round skill sets came into good effect.
He also now holds the US record for the most years between gold medals (12), topping Ted Ligety's previous record of eight. The American will be 35 by the time the next Winter Olympics is held in Beijing in 2022 but his focus is on a closer goal.
Since the inaugural Women's World Hockey Championships in 1990 every tournament has been won by either the US or Canada. The three Boston College students on Team USA are Cayla Barnes, Kali Flanagan and Megan Keller - all defensemen.
We are able to bring you an injury update ahead of Chelsea's clash with West Brom on Monday night thanks to physioroom . Conte, though, has insisted that he is committed to Chelsea and intends to see out his contract with the club.
New Horizons is the probe that flew by Pluto on July 14, 2015, and beamed back those unbelievable pictures. This is a TRANS-Neptunian object from the Kuiper belt makes one revolution around the Sun for 295 years.
Initial reports indicated that Haas was a passenger in the Ferrari, but officials later shot down the story. The male driver, 50, was pronounced dead on arrival, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The company said it expected to make a profit despite laying out more for Premier League games than last time. Sky and BT extend their agreements to broadcast live Premier League games for another three seasons.
Rahimi, 30, did not express remorse for his crime, the BBC reported , but told the court he did not "harbor hate for anyone". Berman approved restitution to victims at the sum of $562,803 as proposed by the government.
That brings to five the number of cases the Los Angeles County district attorney's office is looking into involving Weinstein. That led the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscar awards, to expel Weinstein.
Genesis Open: PGA Golf Odds And Predictions
The PGA Tour is heading to Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California, this week for the 2018 Genesis Open . Though Tiger played his first tour event as a 16-year-old amateur at Riviera, it's a track on which he has never won.
US Drone Destroys Russian Tank in Eastern Syria
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis played down the incident, saying: "This could just be a local couple of guys doing something". Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday: "We have no information regarding other Russians who may be in Syria ".
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Look More Loved Up Than Ever
And perhaps because of its close proximity to Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace, the Royal Family felt it keenly as well. The café supplies food to Homeless people across Scotland and employs many who have been homeless themselves.
In Syria, a risky subplot: Iran vs
Hence the Iranian determination to follow through with this strategy despite their clear understanding of Israel's red lines. And I would like to paraphrase the well-known saying: "'This is not the time to bark, this is the time to bite'".
Kuwait pledges $2 billion in loans, investments to Iraq
Neighbouring Kuwait said earlier on Wednesday it would lend Iraq $1 billion and commit a further $1 billion in investments. Iraq aims to secure investments worth $100 billion to rebuild its infrastructure after a three-year war against ISIS.
Catholics, Protestants alike to mark Ash Wednesday
Traditionally, anyone 14 years or older would abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and the six Fridays of Lent. The life that we have on earth will end one day. "Every Sunday we will have worship at 10:30 a.m.in the chapel", she said.
Bowman puts No. 88 on pole for Daytona 500
Joey Logano and Erik Jones will be in the second row, with Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr. lined up behind them. In Saturday's first practice, Kyle Busch led all four Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas to a sweep of the speed chart.