Discovering Traditions: Mardi Gras by Diana Gordon

Discovering Tradition

Today is Mardi Gras, the last day of Carnival and the last day before the lent season begins tomorrow. I have the pleasure of welcoming back Diana Gordon with a contribution to Discovering Traditions, she is shedding some light on the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans. Last time she was a guest on my blog she shared her Christmas Traditions. Last week Conny Kauffmann contributed to Discovering Traditions with a post on Karneval as it is celebrated in Cologne.

Discovering Traditions: Mardi Gras by Diana Gordon

We here in New Orleans start the Carnival season just after Christmas and New Years end. January 6 marks the Epiphany/Twelfth Night, which is the start of Carnival season and the lead up to Mardi Gras, the last big hurrah before Lent. From Epiphany to Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), there’ll be parades and balls and costumes and king cake. Continue reading “Discovering Traditions: Mardi Gras by Diana Gordon”

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Traditions are everywhere!

window decorations, toddler photographyTraditions are everywhere, every country, region, town, village, even family has a different way of celebrating or honouring their traditions.

On the 31st of December 2015, a new series of guest posts was started on my blog, with the first post being New Year’s Eve Celebration Soviet Style by Dr Gulara Vincent. It will hopefully be the first contribution of many, and was a beautiful ending for 2015, and a great opening for Discovering Traditions.

Today, I want to officially publish my call for participation. I am looking for numerous bloggers to share their traditions. The posts won’t go up on a specific day of the week, rather on or around the date that the tradition is observed (if there is a specific date of course). Continue reading “Traditions are everywhere!”