Happy Mardi Gras!

 

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Eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow we fast 🙂

If you are lucky enough to be in New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, or some other designated Mardi Gras  center today, more power to you!  As for the rest of us, we can still don a mask, eat jambalaya and jiggle  to some great music.

This video features one of my favorites, ‘Iko Iko’ by the Dixie Cups, with a montage of fabulous Mardi Gras Indians. Hope you like it!

 

In case you were wondering how this crazy celebration  got started, and what put the ‘fat’ in Fat Tuesday, here is a (very brief) history of Mardi Gras as it evolved through the Catholic Church.

 

And for those who can’t get enough of Dixieland, here are around two hours of it for your listening pleasure. Have a fantastic Fat Tuesday!

 

 

 

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6 comments on “Happy Mardi Gras!

  1. Thanks for the great clips. Happy Mardi Gras!

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  2. poeturja says:

    Oh, wow! Iko Iko is one of the first songs I taught myself to play on the ukulele. Love the Dixie Cups too! Sometimes I really dislike social media sites but the beauty of reading others’ posts and seeing how much we have in common with our likes outweighs the negative days. Great reading!

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