Mardi Gras; The holiday were being crazy is ok

Gissel Contreras, Staff reporter

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Have you ever heard about the Mardi Gras Parade? If so, then you probably already know it’s a major parade. Mardi Grass stands for a carnival that is held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday, which is mostly famously in New Orleans. This parade is celebrated in different places for example Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Holland, Sweden, United States the parade is celebrated primarily in countries with a large Catholic population on the Tuesday before the season of Lent begins. Mardi Gras are all about music, parades, picnics, floats, and excitement. All this activity is part of a big holiday in New Orleans. Mardi Grass consists of people dressing in green, gold, and purple. In addition were a lot of long beads caught from the floats. The holiday prompts people to wear crazy costumes. After the parade there is a lot of people sitting on the ground, playing music, eating food, throwing balls, and watching the crowds walk through the streets.

As mentioned “throws” us a key part of day. “Throws consist of people throwing items to the parade-goers as they pass by. The throws include doubloons, beads, cups, homemade trinkets, and toys. During Mardi Gras there are multiple parades; for example during the “Bacchus”, which is called the “King’s Float” the participants throw doubloons with the image of the celebrity king. However many may think that this parade is just about the floats and all the different things that a parade has, but this is not the usual parade; the King and Queen of each “krewe” work all year long for this big spectacular ball. During the ball “debutantes” are introduced formally to society. The women dress in ball-gowns in hopes to be issued a “call-out” card. If a debutante is fortunate enough to receive one, she is seated in a selected area and waits her turn to be “called out” for a dance by the krewe member who sent the card. Wouldn’t if be cool if we had a Mardi Grass Parade here in Dodge City what do you think?

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