Well today is officially Mardi Gras. It is our first Mardi Gras experience ever. We went to two parades Saturday which were family friendly. Two of my kids hit one up the Sunday before so I guess our family hit a total of three parades.
All I ever heard about Mardi Gras growing up. Was what happens in New Orleans with people under the influence of alcohol. So to have our first experience with no alcohol and family friendly was quite enjoyable.
We stayed close to Lafayette. Went to a parade in Youngsville and then in Lafayette. My kids attended the Scott parade too which they loved.
Just my youngest joined us for the Youngsville parade. This was take right before it was to begin. This would be both of our first experiences with Mardi Gras Parades.
Of course I had to capture the military vehicle. Police & Military started off this parade.
Now this was some parade with some serious bead throwing. These beads are actually quite heavy! HA!
For those of you who don’t know what Mardi Gras is, I looked it up! Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.
Now if I wasn’t on prep I’m sure I would be participating in this food eating haha. But alas I am so I did not enjoy anything food related.
This photo is of 4 of us at the night parade in Lafayette. My middle child is in Navoo, IL on a church history trip. This parade was fun but I think Youngsville took the prize for the most enjoyable parade for us. Although the night lights of the Lafayette floats was pretty fun.