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Mardi Gras at the Yancey House!!!!
That’s Right, We celebrated Mardi Gras this year at the Yancey House…. and Yes I know I’m late on posting about it haha.
Mardi Gras 2010 was on Tuesday, February 16, 2010.
I’ve been to New Orleans Twice for Mardi Gras, but this year we could not go; so we did the next best thing! We celebrated at the yanceyhouse with real Louisiana creole food and great company!
What is Mardi Gras? Well of course MOST people have at least heard of Mardi Gras, but for anyone that has not, here is a short lesson:
Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is the French-language term for the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, a traditional day for eating rich foods made with sugar, butter and other fats, and meat. This was because it was the last day before the start of Lent, which in Christian religious tradition was associated with ritual fasting. The term has come to stand for related celebrations, which in some areas take place for several days or even weeks before Ash Wednesday.
Popular practices included wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dancing, sports competitions, parades, etc. Similar expressions to Mardi Gras appear in other European languages sharing the Christian tradition. In English, the day is called Shrove Tuesday, associated with the religious requirement for confession before Lent begins.
So here was our Little Mardi Gras Celebration!!
While we decided what to order, the chef brought us all some Fried Black Eyed peas to try. They were very very good! I’d never had them before!
Everyone got different desserts as well.