Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | February 5, 2009

Environmental attorney Sanders says sign a petition to make Mardi Gras a National Holiday before February 24, 2009.

According to the Times Picayune, Zatarain’s the New Orleans company famous for fish-fry, creole mustard and crab boil seasoning, has launched a petition to create a federal holiday devoted to merriment and misrule. To sign up, here’s the link to the online petition. Currently, the petition is at 1 percent of its 100,000 signature goal by Fat Tuesday, Feb. 24 this year.  

 

A little history on Mardi Gras: originated in Rome during the medieval times. It is generally accepted that Mardi Gras made it’s way to America in 1699. But actually probably didn’t begin in New Orleans until around 1827. The Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans have become quite elaborate in the past couple of decades.

 

In French, “Mardi Gras” literally means “Fat Tuesday,” so named because it falls on the day before Ash Wednesday, the last day prior to Lent. Today, Mardi Gras is not only celebrated in New Orleans but also throughout numerous cities and states in the U.S.

Downtown New Orleans

Downtown New Orleans

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