Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!
March 07, 2011
Another year and Mardi Gras is here! Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday" in French, but it’s more than just a day of celebrating; it’s a state of mind. After the holidays and before the end of winter sets in, it’s a season meant to revel in all the richness that life has to offer, whether it’s spending time with family, eating yummy foods, or playing tricks on one another.
Mardi Gras began in Europe and was celebrated by many cultures, although none influenced modern-day Mardi Gras like the French! The current traditions of the festival, such as bead throwing, parade floats, and masks, come from late nineteenth century New Orleans. The colors of Mardi Gras signify ---
- Purple for Justice
- Green for Faith
- Gold for Power
The Cajun motto for Mardi Gras is "Laissez le bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)," so this Mardi Gras, go out and do something fantastic and fun.
Blue Springs Branch