Archive for February 16th, 2010

Holiday Invite: Mardi Gras on the Net

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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Happy Mardi Gras!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our fun-filled party in honor of Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras on the Net. That’s right, you don’t have to live in New Orleans to enjoy this good time. But if you do live on the Gulf Coast, you know that Creole Country is practically synonymous with Mardi Gras!

Come discover the history of Mardi Gras, which is also known as Fat Tuesday (including how a cold February Tuesday got it’s “fat” nickname.) Delight in the magical lure of a Mardi Gras parade, layered with traditions of beads, doubloons and trinkets. If you are hosting a Mardi Gras party, you can learn how to bake a traditional King Cake or even make your very own parade float!

Young children are sure to enjoy our Mardi Gras craft projects, such as making your own festival masks. Plus we have tons of free coloring pages for filling a rainy afternoon. Don’t forget to flex your trivia muscle with our fun Did You Know feature.

Mardi Gras will be celebrated this year on February 16, 2010. I look forward to seeing you soon on Holidays on the Net.

Happy Holidays!
Louie and the holiday elves

Did You Know? Countdown to Mardi Gras (02/16)

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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Did You Know?
February 16

It’s Mardi Gras!!

Thank you for joining us as we counted down to Mardi Gras!

Happy Fat Tuesday,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

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(February 16) Today we're celebrating . . .  Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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Mardi Gras
The last day of festive and sometimes rowdy celebrations leading up to the start of the Lenten season (Ash Wednesday). Mardi Gras is also known as “Fat Tuesday”, “Shrove Tuesday”, or “Pancake Day”.

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 where beads, doubloons, cups, and trinkets are thrown from floats into the exuberant crowds.

Join us for our Mardi Gras celebration – Mardi Gras on the Net

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