We are coming closer to spring and summer here on the Peninsula. Currently we are all sitting around watching the ships disappear and appear again through the fog. As you walk along the beach or even just to your car the wetness settles in but the beauty is still all around us. Take time and smell the fresh air, watch the movement of the fog and enjoy what's surrounding us every day. I say this because in just a few short days we will be celebrating Mardi Gras!
Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, has a rich history. From celebrating springs arrival, fertility to the 1699 landing of French explorers Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville and Sieur de Bienville in the New Orleans area Mari Gras's history is wide spread. Fast forward to 1872 when a group of businessmen invented
a King of Carnival featuring the first daytime parade celebration. 1875 Mardi Gras was declared a legal holiday in Louisiana.
In 2021 after a year of uncertainty the Peninsula will celebrate with a parade, festivities at the crab festival grounds and many crawfish boils and more. Come see the Third Coast Parasail boat and many other great floats and then stop by the Salty Bovine Pit House to purchase your crawfish to go.
And check out the Mardi Gras Parade, Lighthouse Krewe FB page as well for more information.