Saturday, February 23, 2013

Mardi Gras Parade

Just what is Mardis Gras?

Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday". The name comes from the ancient custom of parading a fat ox through Paris on this day. The ox was to remind the people that they were not allowed to eat meat during Lent. Lent runs from Ash Wednesday thru Easter Sunday.

We celebrated a few days late at Frankie Lemmon School – but we celebrated!!

First thing we did was to go to where the wild things are – our classroom. 

We made signs, we wore masks, we changed shirts, we ate
king cake.

Then we grabbed our noisemakers and paraded through the streets (hallways and rooms) of Hayes Barton Baptist Church.

Laissez les bons temps rouler
(Let the good times roll)

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