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.
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.
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.
However, she added that the "abhorrent mistakes of a troubling organization" would not stop her in her charity work. Oxfam told Express.co.uk it expects to see even more reports in the future, before the situation stabilises.
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.
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.
Zuma has previously said he would obey the instructions of the party but it is not clear whether he will be compliant or defiant. Zuma stands accused of more than 780 charges of fraud, money laundering and racketeering related to an arms deal scandal.
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.
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.
A Sergeant in the New York Army National Guard, Emily Sweeney fought for years to make her Winter Olympics debut. Emily was able to walk about 10 minutes after the crash, according to the Associated Press .
Handing over the leadership of the SPD may not be as simple as many in the party would like as resistance to Nahles is growing. Nahles said that she would start campaigning at the weekend for members to approve the coalition agreement with Merkel.
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.
What makes the app unique is that it integrates itself to any other third party messaging apps to offer smart replies . Google has confirmed the existence of Area 120's Reply app but told TechCrunch it was a very early experiment.
Google launches AMP Stories to take on Facebook and Snapchat
AMP Stories are now only viewable on smartphones, but Google wants to expand them to desktops and laptops in the near future. Indeed, the first thing publishers will likely notice, though, is that there's no tooling yet for building AMP stories .
New Yorker Gushes Over Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama
Wiley, who is a Los Angeles native, previously had a series of works featuring hip-hop artists displayed in the National Gallery. Of the scores of paintings the artist has produced, only the two based on the biblical beheading story depict such a scene.
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 ".
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.
Xiaomi launches Mi TV 4 in India, priced at INR 39999
In the TV available in other markets, Mi TV 4 comes with a special AI feature that identifies the taste of the viewer over time. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is an enhanced version of the Redmi Note 5 bearing better specs and camera features.
Colorado SNAP recipients fear Trump budget proposal
The Trump administration believes the unique plan could save the federal government up to $129 billion over the next 10 years. Dollar Tree , which also owns Family Dollar, declined to comment on the proposal.
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.