Parish Mardi Gras Parades Cancelled Due to COVID-19 in 2021

Parish Mardi Gras Parades Cancelled Due to COVID-19 in 2021

The Grinch may not have stolen Christmas in DeSoto Parish with everyone realizing that Christmas indeed is a little bit more than ribbons, packages, lights, and decorations, but Covid has stolen yet one more of our freedoms that we all have taken for granted…the celebration of Mardi Gras, including parades. The day that we recognize as the birth of Jesus Christ was still celebrated, although in most cases were in smaller family groups and in each person’s own special way. How we celebrate Mardi Gras will once again be left up to each individual and their religious beliefs.

Mardi Gras or Carnival season begins on January 6, with The Epiphany, which is the day when the Wise Men located the newborn King, Jesus Christ. The season prepares Catholics, Methodists, Episcopalians and other denominations that practice the sacrifices of Lent. You splurge with delicious foods, and parties, with everyone having fun during Carnival preparing for the upcoming season of Lent. During those 40 days of Lent, beef is given up, with fish and chicken the main meats consumed. Other items that are the most beloved are also set aside such as candy, desserts, and other vices of luxury. If you’ve ever wondered about Beauf Gras, or the fatted calf, he is the first thing that is sacrificed by given up the consumption of beef. Mardi Gras actually translate from French to English as “Fat Tuesday”, the last day you can eat that delicious steak or hamburger.

 

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