According to Wikipedia, Mardi Gras is also called Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday. In English, it refers to carnival events and celebrations beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three King’s Day) and ends the day before Ash Wednesday. In France, Mardi Gras is a reflection of the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the fasting ritual of the Lenten season.
While each city in our country and abroad celebrate in their own special way, the most popular practices include parades where participants wear masks and costumes. We’re all familiar with the beads that New Orleans is well-known for handing out on behalf of the holiday.
On February 9, 2016, Dick’s Last Resort will hold their 24th annual Mardi Gras Parade around Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach beginning at 5 p.m. The parade starts at Greg Norman’s and winds around the waterway and parking lots to Dick’s Last Resort. Come out and enjoy the parade complete with floats, animals, beads and candy! There will be prizes given out for the best and worst floats as well as a crowning of the King and Queen. A musical performance by Pale Horse will take place. This family friend event wraps up at 11 p.m.
Castano’s in Barefoot Landing will be holding a Mardi Gras Party from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9 that is open to the public. Dress up and you could win a gift certificate at Castono’s for best costume. There will be live entertainment, prizes for the best costume, party favors, decorations, and free King’s Cake. Come for dinner and take advantage of the drink and food specials on behalf of the holiday.
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