Bonsoir, tout le monde!
Today is, obviously, Mardi Gras, and Lilly and I are celebrating by eating massive amounts of junk food before the start of the season of Lent.
Anyway, contrary to popular belief, the Mardi Gras celebration originated in the south of France. It was brought to the New Orleans area by French explorers. Clearly, that would make sense considering Louisiana was once French territory. New Orleans just so happens to be well-known for Mardi Gras, but if you are in France during Mardi Gras, there is a large celebration in Nice. The rest of us mainly celebrate by feasting.
Did anybody else do something to celebrate today? I'd love to hear about it, if you did. Tomorrow, Lilly and I plan on attending a mass to get our ashes. Lilly has never attended a Catholic service before, so she's excited to see what it's like. My family was never overly religious, and as a result, I'm not, but it's nice to attend the masses during the Lenten/Easter season. Lent/Easter is one of my favorite times of the year. I'm not sure why I love it so much, but I do. I always feel refreshed and ready to start anew when it's over.
Throughout the season, I'll be sharing some fun cultural-related posts. I also plan on making some cards to send out this year, too.