Mardi Gras season is upon us again!!!
Although Fat Tuesday isn't until February 21st the celebrations are already kicking into high gear...
Last weekend we were invited to attend the Krewe du Bon Coeur Ball again with our friends.
The theme was Courir de Mardi Gras this year. Courir de Mardi Gras is a traditional Cajun Mardi Gras event held in many communities in South Louisiana the day before Ash Wednesday (Fat Tuesday!).
During this celebration drinks and food are served heavily, as attendees arrive dressed in specialized costumes, supposedly to protect their identities.
There is also a chicken run!!!
Luckily for the local chickens, the ball organizers opted for a man in a chicken suit instead of a live fowl but the symbolism was there and the costumes were great!
(…Oh, did I mention the dancing??? That was excellent too!)
...and the count down to Fat Tuesday begins!