We’re closing in on the end of Mardi Gras here in Terrebonne Parish. Before living here, I thought Mardi Gras was a one-day event. Not true. Festivities start at Epiphany (January 6) and continue through Fat Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday), when Lent begins.
As for parades, they aren’t one-day events, either. They run (or “roll”, as its called) for two weekends before culminating on Fat Tuesday.
As you can imagine, my van has been a-buzz with all the “throws” the kids have caught.
Here’s their list of things which hurt when they land on your head:
- a bottle of bubbles
- a box of crayons
- a bag of beads
candy, stuffed animals, cups, doubloons, individual strands of beads, and balls must not be so bad.