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    All around Louisiana, the people celebrate Mardi Gras in early spring. Urban cities such as New Orleans and Baton Rouge utilize fancy bright lighted parades, celebrity kings and queens, and shiny beads to celebrate the festivities. Growing up in south Louisiana, I attended many of these parades in the Big Easy. My grandparents would tell stories of rural Mardi Gras and the Cajun culture. After hearing their stories, I decided to attend the Courir de Mardi Gras. The Courir de Mardi Gras is a traditional Mardi Gras event held the Tuesday before the Catholic lent season in small rural towns across southwest Louisiana. This is known as Fat Tuesday run. We arrived early on a chilly spring morning in the small farm town known as Mamou, Louisiana.…

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    Being a New Orleanian, it was a right of passage to go to your first parade. For many, you were barely out of your mother’s womb. Your mom or dad holding you in one arm and using the other to catch/deflect beads. If this sounds crazy to you, chances are, you haven’t been to Mardi Gras! It's Mardi Gras Y'all!! The parades may start in January/February, but the preparation is year-round. The minute that last float rolls by, the magic for the next year begins. You see, Mardi Gras isn’t just about…

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    New Orleans, known for their wild Mardi Gras celebration, experienced a tragedy as multiple shootings left three people dead and several other people injured. Police are investigating at least three separate shootings. Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is one of the most popular times to visit New Orleans. This is often a recipe for disaster as many parties and celebrations become out of control. On the night of Tuesday, February 13, 2018, three separate shootings took place in New Orleans.…

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    Mardi Gras is a festival of feasting, dancing, and having a good time. It is a time to celebrate with family, friends and neighbors in the area. When it’s the most remember holidays in New Orleans to be yourself. I was about ten years old when my mom took me with the family to Mardi Gras festival. Remembering going to my first Mardi gras experience was amazing. To see the colorful parade, the playing of music in the streets, and especially eating the delicious food. Going to my first Mardi Gras…

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    Battle of the Beads: The truth about Mardi Gras The real origins of Mardi Gras and how it has changed to today’s celebration When one hears the words Mardi Gras, typically there is an association with partying and lasciviousness. According to online surveys, it is estimated that around a million people will attend this year . And while the current festival does have a level of the party life, the festival is rather family friendly. Mardi Gras New Orleans conducted a poll on the top 20 questions…

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    Mardi Gras Narrative

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    As I stare off into space, a sense of joy fills my soul, as I start to daydream. My dream takes me not just through space, but time as well. I am in New Orleans for my favorite time of the year, Mardi Gras. Immediately, I start preparing to participate in a parade which my grandfather helped create. For several decades, he and my father have ridden together, however, this year is my first. We load the float with our “throws” and then, at the scheduled time, jump on. Like a small child in a…

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    According to historians this celebration is dated back thousands of years ago to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility. Also including the raucous Roman festivals of Saturnalia and Lupercalia and when Christianity moved in to that area When Christianity arrived in Rome religious leaders decided to merge these popular local traditions into the new faith an easier task than abolishing them altogether. As a result the excess and debauchery of the Mardi Gras season became a prelude to Lent the…

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    Mardi Gras Day

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    In an interview with Alison Fensterstock, Little Queen Malon McGee, a Mardi Gras Indian said, “When I put on my suit, I feel like I'm so pretty, and I just want the whole world to see how pretty I look on Mardi Gras Day. It's like a feeling that just gets inside me and I'm ready to go out.” Mardi Gras is a very important event for many Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans. As most New Orleanians know, African Americans dress up as Native Americans to pay respect to the Native Americans that helped…

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    Name__Josie Sembrot_________________________________________ Mission Carnival Wrap-up and Evaluation Answer the following questions in complete sentences and in paragraph format. Answers require thought and, therefore, most questions’ answers will be about a paragraph (5-7 sentences) in length. Please type neatly and edit before you print. (15 points). TURN IN TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM BY THE DUE DATE. Why did we have the Mission Carnival? Why right before Lent and on Mardi Gras? We have…

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    Earlier today St. Patrick's day celebrations began in London. While the holiday itself isn’t until Thursday, March 17th, parades at events will run all this week. The first event, a parade which started in Trafalgar Square, drew thousands of people. Live music as well as food and a 17 foot parade float dominated the scene as people, tourists and natives alike, flocked to enjoy the festivities. Thankfully, while this event may cause delays in normal traffic routes or otherwise interrupt…

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