Laissez les bons temps rouler! Happy Mardi Gras. This is my last Mardi Gras in the deep south, so I decided to save my week 7 inputs for today. I’m a few weeks behind, but I do have most the photographs done. The real reason for not posting though was week 7 was a chemotherapy week, and I didn’t feel up to going to shoot, and week 8 I was busy getting our house ready to sell (it’s on the market). Mardi Gras was a perfect excuse to get my faceless picture.
I never realized the Mardi Gras tradition, and how it relates to my religion. Mardi Gras is a traditionally Catholic celebration. It started in the early church monarchies in Europe, specifically in Rome! It is 40 days and 40 nights BEFORE the Lenten season, and takes place between Christmas and Lent. The King Cake that is traditionally served during Mardi Gras represents the Halo of Jesus. The baby inside of the cake is, well duh Baby Jesus. The colors represent the three gifts the kings gave to Mary and Joseph. It’s a time of revelry before a time of reflection.
While our house was being shown I got out to take some pictures faceless pictures, and this was the one I decided on. The man stilt walking a feat to behold. God knows I couldn’t get my fat arse up there. He was dancing and posing for pictures. We got beads, candy, and Moon Pies for all!
So enjoy the pictures and laissez les bons temps rouler!
Traditional Mardi Gras Brass Band
Eglin Color Guard
Crazy Stilt Walker!
Senior Dance Troop