看到之前國中同學們在New Orleans reunion，頓時，害我又想去那裡熱鬧熱鬧。加上今年農曆年正好與Mardi Gras的時間接近，難得的瘋狂日，怎能缺席呢！和許老頭溝通多次，我的提案終於通過了（哈哈，因為他的提案直接被我否決！）
2007.02.20，Fat Tuesday，整個New Orleans將陷入瘋狂狀態。
ps. Fat Tuesday的隔天是Ash Wednesdsay。Ash Wednesday那天，天主教徒會在額頭點上Ash，並開始齋戒，直到復活節。
Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday
When: February 20, 2007
It's time to party it up, and ....eat. Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as Mardi Gras Day or Shrove Day. It is a day when people eat all they want of everything and anything they want as the following day is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of a long fasting period for Christians. In addition to fasting, christians also give up something special that they enjoy. So, Fat Tuesday is a celebration and the opportunity to enjoy that favorite food or snack that you give up for the long lenten season.
Nowhere on the planet is Fat Tuesday celebrated more than on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. The day is celebrated with festivities and parades and of course much food and drink. While in New Orleans, a big tradition is in wearing Mardi Gras beads and giving them to others. And tradition requires that if a guy gives a girl some beads, she has to do something for him.....this can be just loads of fun.........
Did You Know? On Bourbon street in New Orleans, store owners coat poles and columns with vaseline to keep wild and rowdy revelers from climbing them (and perhaps falling).