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Sarah Simonson photographs the Zulus in the Treme on Mardi Gras day

Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana

According to Eunice Today, they’ve decided to set a limit on the amount of beer when you buy a ticket to the Mardi Gras run this morning:

Last year, approximately 7,000 pounds of boudin, 400 pounds of gumbo and 500 cases of beer were consumed.

To control rising costs, Frey said the amount […]

Mardi Gras day with the North Side Skull & Bone Gang and the Zulu parade

That’s my daughter’s coconut haul from the Zulu parade on Mardi Gras. She started the day by going out with the North Side Skull and Bone Gang, which goes door to door at the crack of dawn on Mardi Gras day reminding people to repent– knock on the door and, when it opens, tell whoever is there: “You be next!”  (These pictures are all hers)

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Who put the “fat” in “Fat Tuesday”

The Christian Science Monitor writes:

In medieval Europe, fat and sugar were forbidden in Lenten cooking, and so Shrove Tuesday, the day before the start of Lent, was a busy day in the kitchen. The English made pancakes, the Poles jelly doughnuts called paczki. In Germany, women bustled about frying up doughnuts called fastnachts (German for […]

Happy Mardi Gras

Did you get a coconut?