Thurs, 04 27, 2017

Culture

To most people in the world, January 6th is just another day. Here in New Orleans it’s Twelfth Night (Feast Of The Epiphany), the beginning of our Mardi Gras Season. Since the 1700s, we New Orleanians happily start adjusting our schedules and diets (we will be eating too much of everything, especially king cake) so we can enjoy everything the season entails. Here are six reasons why I love and appreciate Mardi Gras.

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Every Fourth of July weekend, millions of people make plans to go to the beach, barbeques, picnics and pop fire crackers, but here in New Orleans it’s all about the Essence Festival. Every year since 1995, we proud New Orleanians plan our off days, hair and nail appointments around the festival schedule. I’m happy to say that I’ve been attending and mesmerized by the festival events since I was about 13 years old and this year is no different.

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