Archive for March 4th, 2011

Holiday Invite: Mardi Gras on the Net

Friday, March 4th, 2011

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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 next week, Tuesday March 08, 2011. I look forward to seeing you soon on Holidays on the Net.

Happy Holidays!
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Did You Know? Countdown to Mardi Gras (03/04)

Friday, March 4th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Mardi Gras and
Fat Tuesday Celebrations

March 04 : 04 days till Mardi Gras

Did you know that the first Mardi Gras parade was staged in the United States in 1837?

It has been reported that there was just one float, which, despite its crudeness, brought great joy to the people of New Orleans. Today, the city begins its cascade of parades the Friday before Ash Wednesday. The parades feature hundreds of different floats from the city’s many parishes, each of which is sponsored by a different Krewes, or club.

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 for our Mardi Gras Ball! We will be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Mardi Gras, March 08th!

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(March 04) Today we’re celebrating. . .  World Day Of Prayer

Friday, March 4th, 2011


World Day Of Prayer
Join in an ecumenical, global circle of prayer today to reinforce the connections between people, regardless of nationality, culture, faith or race.

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(March 04) Today we’re celebrating. . .  March Forth ­ Do Something Day

Friday, March 4th, 2011

March Forth – Do Something Day
March 4th… er forth… with your goals today. Do something, do anything. Just stop procrastinating!

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