Mardi Gras Joyful226

Mardi Gras Joyful226
Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday" also known as Shrove Tuesday (widely known as Pancake Day) is the day preceding Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. The Tuesday before Lent is celebrated in many countries by consuming pancakes. The expression "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "confess". Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Roman Catholics, who "make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God's help in dealing with." Being the last day before the penitential season of Lent, related popular practices, such as indulging in food that one gives up for the upcoming forty days, are associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations, before commencing the fasting and religious obligations associated with Lent. The term Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. In Portuguese-, Spanish- and Italian-speaking countries, among others, it is known as Carnival (to use the English spelling). This derives from the words carne levare (to take away meat) and thus to another aspect of the Lenten fast. It is often celebrated with street processions or fancy dress. The most famous of these events is the Brazilian Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, while the Venetians celebrate carnival with a masquerade. The use of the term "carnival" in other contexts derives from here. In the United States, the most noted is the New Orleans, LA, Mardi Gras. *********************************************** In this creation behind the pancake is a crown Every year in New Orleans, a king is crowned. His name is always Rex, the king of the Carnival. He first ascended to the throne in 1872. History has it that the very first Rex was actually the Grand Duke Alexis of Russia who, upon a visit to the U.S., befriended U.S. Army officer George Armstrong Custer during a planned hunting expedition in the Midwest. The Duke’s visit to Louisiana was organized by New Orleans businessmen looking to lure tourism and business to their city following the devastating American Civil War. Every year, the Rex Organization chooses a new Rex, always a prominent person in New Orleans. He is given the symbolic Key to the City by the Mayor. ******************************************** In the hand of the jester on the right is a The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club is one of the oldest traditionally -parade hosts – in Mardi Gras history. The organization is known for handing out Zulu coconuts, or “golden nuggets.” The earliest reference to these coconuts appears in 1910. The first coconuts were left in their original hairy state, but years later, Zulu members started painting and decorating them. Getting a Zulu coconut is one of the most sought after traditions during Mardi Gras. ********************************************* Wearing Masks are an integral part of Mardi Gras culture. During early Mardi Gras celebrations hundreds of years ago, masks were a way for their wearers to escape class constraints and social demands. Mask wearers could mingle with people of all different classes and could be whomever they desired, at least for a little while. Here is an interesting fact did you know that in New Orleans, LA, USA, float riders are required by law to have a mask on. On Fat Tuesday, masking is legal for all Mardi Gras attendees – although many store owners will post signs asking those entering to please remove their masks first. *********************************************** Throughout this creation you will see the colors Purple, Gold and Green you might ask Why the colors Purple, Gold and Green? And why beads? The color of the beads was determined by the king of the first daytime Carnival in 1872. He wanted the colors to be royal colors – purple for justice, gold for power and green for faith. The idea was to toss the color to the person who exhibited the color’s meaning. *********************************************** Wishing you all a very Happy Mardi Gras, Carnival, Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday or at least the day before Ash Wednesday, whatever name you use. God bless and keep safe. Connie
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PolinaM says:

1910 days ago
Thank you for adding this wonderful creation to the "Christian art" group! 5***** 

charu_rappel says:

1962 days ago
5 i love you stars
kiss kiss your charu and sweet dreams

Kicki1961 says:

1962 days ago
1000 stars if I could! <3

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1963 days ago
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alwayswellsaid says:

1967 days ago
Happy Valentine's Day!!
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1967 days ago
Wonderful work! Always five stars!
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