Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mardi Gras, Fasching, Carnival

Mardi Gras, Fasching and Carnival
It is called mardi gras in the American south, particularly in New Orleans. It is called fasching in Germany. It is called carnival in Holland and in South America. What is it? It is the partying leading up to Lent, the time of fasting preceding the Easter season that is celebrated around the world by christians and anyone else who likes to enjoy a good party or parade. Photo above taken at Louisiana plantation in 2005
New Orleans 2005: Making Merry By
Eating, Drinking and Collecting Mardi Gras Beads 2005
A New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade 2005
Every Day For Two Weeks Or More A Parade Of Some Group Goes Down This Street.
Fasching Long Ago In Germany
Germany Still Had The Deutsche Mark Currency In 1972.
Germany Still Had In 1972 Willy Brandt as Federal Chancellor of West Germany.
See Figure Of Willy Brandt On Float.
Carnival In Amsterdam, Holland 1972
Aren't These Little Ones Adorable!

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