Mardi Gras, Carnivale, Fat Tuesday

  1. hi guys...

    So.... What are you doing to celebrate the day

    I'm going to wear beads.... I'm going to listen to music from the caribbean.... I'm going to toss beads at my boyfriend...just for being a wonderful person... I'm going to hand him a coconut.(cant toss that!)

    I'm going to make pancakes for dinner, and King Cake for dessert...

    then, I'm going to party hardy.

    (even if its only the 2 of us.) :chuckle
  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    never celebrated mardi gras before.
  4. by   colleen10
    The men in my family all celebrate Shrove Tuesday by meeting to drink beer, eat lots of food and gab about manly type things.

    I'll be in class. But, I feel good because to me Ash Wed. means that Easter is around the corner and to me, Easter means SPRING TIME!!!!!
  5. by   joyflnoyz
    PACZKI DAY!!!!

    (pronounced pooonch-key)

    unfortuanately, here in the vast wasteland of Texas, there are none to be found...

    Hamtramack bakeries rule!

    edited for typos
  6. by   Dave ARNP
    I think I'll buy some beads...

    My wife really likes them.

  7. by   KailuaNurse
    For the Portuguese it is Traditional to have Malasadas (a type of donut) on Shrove Tuesday. This is done in order to get all the fats and sugar out of the house before Lent. Since right now I am home in Kailua, HI I was able to get some!!! Talk about yummy.
  8. by   *Peanut*Vennie*
    I couldnt believe I almost forgot it was fat tuesday! i love having an excuse to eat like a pig :chuckle
  9. by   RN-BamaStudent
    Everyone is celebrating downtown Mobile today, and tonight, and school is closed here for the past two days for Mardi Gras!!! :hatparty: Didn't go to a ball this year, too busy with school, but did make it to some parades. Never been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but love it here!
  10. by   joyflnoyz
    >For the Portuguese it is Traditional to have Malasadas (a type of donut) on Shrove >Tuesday. This is done in order to get all the fats and sugar out of the house before >Lent.

    Heehee That what paczkis are, just the Polish version...there are lines before dawn to get 'em fresh.
  11. by   CashewLPN
    so cool! hmm... being a non-christian... its the parties I love! I dont celebrate lent.... a funny thing... (at least I thought it was) my non-christian boyfriend lives in a Roman catholic household(he's not in the broomcloset.. his mom refuses to acknowledge that he is pagan.)... his mom asked him what he was giving up for lent... his reply: 'Christianity'

    she was not happy. :P

    ah well..
  12. by   colleen10
    I have never been really religous even though half of my family is devout Roman Catholic and the other half is pagan but I do attend church on a regular basis now with my husband. I like to think of Lent not as giving something up but trying to be a kinder person by being nicer to others and trying to help other people when I see the need.
  13. by   manna
    I live within driving distance of Louisiana and the MS/AL coasts, yet I've still never been to Mardi Gras. A vendor sent two HUGE king cakes to work yesterday so we pigged out on those (the boxes were full of all kinds of goodies - masks, beads, little toys, etc - so I took some home to my boys).

    I'm not Catholic, but I still have in the past given up something for Lent, I just kind of like the idea of it. (yes, I know I'm weird).