Archive for March 6th, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Mardi Gras (03/06)

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

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

March 06 : 02 days till Mardi Gras

Did you know that the ever-popular beaded necklaces, so ubiquitously associated with Mardi Gras today, didn’t come into play until the 1880s?

That’s when one of the Krewes dressed up a member as Santa Claus and had him toss out glass beads. It was such a hit that by 1900, beaded necklaces had become the Mardi Gras throw. Somewhere along the way, those lovely glass beads got replaced by cheap plastic and aluminum beads, which today earn the thrower a flash (of flesh). That particular “trading” tradition most likely dates back to the 1970s.

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 06) This Week we’re celebrating. . .  Celebrate Your Name Week!

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

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Celebrate Your Name Week!
Were your parents high flying hippies who named you after a rainbow? Maybe your parents were the type that weekended at the club? And now you and your sisters, Muffie, Buffy and Sissy, are in long term therapy. Or maybe you are the latest in a long line of same named family members (Sr., Jr., 3rd, IV!)?

Whatever the circumstances, what would you be without your name?

All this week we will be celebrating our names and helping our therapists with their summer home payments. So stop back daily for our week long celebration of names.

(March 06) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Shrovetide

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Shrovetide
The three days of fun and festivities leading up to Ash Wednesday and Lent.

Individually known as Shrove Sunday, Shrove Monday, and Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras).

photo credit: via flickr

(March 06) Today we’re celebrating. . .  Namesake Day

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

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Namesake Day
Today is the opportunity for you to really connect to all of those people who share your name. Google them, look them up in the Yellow Pages and then reach out and say hello!

It’s Celebrate Your Name Week! and all this week that’s exactly what we’ll be doing – celebrating our names! So stop back tomorrow for more fun during our week long celebration of names.

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