Monday, March 7, 2011


Hello French Charmed readers, and happy Mardi Gras! I'm sure you all know that we should eat, drink and be merry this week. But do you even know how this tradition started? Yeah, yeah, bring on the booze, who cares, right? (Im with ya!) But for those of you interested, here it is in a nutshell: Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) first came to America back when France was trying to claim the Louisiane Territory (now Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana) in the late 1600s. The first settlers from France celebrated this French Catholic tradition of eating fatty foods before Lent, and we caught on and started celebrating with them when  the party was moved from a small town along the Mississippi River to New Orleans in 1718! And now for the moment you've been waiting for: Cheers dears! oxox, Chelle

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1 comment:

  1. Dearest Chelle,

    Yeah, a tradition I'm very familiar with from the most southern province of the Kingdom of The Netherlands where I grew up. BUT, since 28 years, I don't seem to miss it at all. Here in Georgia, nothing is going on.
    Guess like in Brasil, where the climate is more attractive, it would be different.

    Lots of love,