Archive for February 23rd, 2009

Holiday Invite : Mardi Gras on the Net

Monday, February 23rd, 2009


Happy Mardi Gras!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to our bash in honor of Fat Tuesday.

Celebrated throughout the Gulf Coast, Mardi Gras is practically synonymous with New Orleans. But you don’t have to live in Creole Country to enjoy a good party. In fact, if you want to get in on the fun, just come join us at Holidays on the Net for our Mardi Gras Ball!

Learn all about the history of Mardi Gras, AKA Fat Tuesday (including just what’s so “fat” about this mid-winter Tuesday). Discover the magic of a Mardi Gras parade and investigate their myriad traditions, like throwing beads, doubloons and trinkets. Try out our recipe for the traditional King Cake, or make some of your own party goodies — maybe even your very own parade float!

 If you have young children, you will definitely enjoy our Mardi Gras coloring pages and craft projects, including instructions for making your own festival masks. And if you are planning a Fat Tuesday party, why not create your own Mardi Gras version of Trivial Pursuit, using the fun Did You Know tidbits we worked up just for you.

We look forward to celebrating with you! Please join us anytime between now and February 24th, the official 2009 celebration of Mardi Gras.

Happy Holidays!

Holidays on the Net


Did You Know? Countdown to Mardi Gras 2009 (02/23)

Monday, February 23rd, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About Mardi Gras

February 23 : 01 day till Mardi Gras

Did you know that King Cakes are a traditional Mardi Gras food? The cake’s origins can be traced back to the Feast of the Twelfth Night, which honored the three kings who were present at the birth of the baby Jesus.

Inside the sweet bread-style cake, which is frosted in the traditional Mardi Gras colors, a tiny baby doll is hidden. The lucky eater who gets the piece of cake with the baby doll has to throw next year’s party.

While Mardi Gras is celebrated throughout the southern US, it is most often identified with New Orleans, where it is celebrated with masquerade balls, King Cakes, and parades.

This is the last fun fact in our count down to Mardi Gras.  Please visit our Mardi Gras celebration for our full list of Did You Know? Mardi Gras facts.

(February 23) Today we're celebrating . . .  Curling Is Cool Day

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Curling Is Cool Day
Remember that really weird Olympic sport that looked like it included bowling balls, ice hockey, and brooms?!?

Well today there is a worldwide effort to show that the Olympic sport of curling really is …um… cool.



photo credit: via flickr

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