Mardi Gras is a time to spend with family
The Krewe of Lul will have 29 floats this Saturday in their 32nd parade, which will begin at noon. The Krewe of Des Allemands will roll at 2 p.m. on Sunday with 15 floats. It will be the 14th parade for that group.
Mardi Gras arrived in North America as a sedate French Catholic tradition with the Le Moyne brothers, Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville and Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. The two had been sent to defend France's claim on the territory of Louisiane in the late 17th century.
The expedition, led by d’Iberville, entered the mouth of the Mississippi River on the evening of March 2, 1699, which was Lundi Gras. The party proceeded upstream to a place on the west bank about 60 miles downriver from where New Orleans is today.
They made camp there on Mardi Gras day on March 3, 1699.
Since that time, Mardi Gras has been a time of celebration, which is especially true in St. Charles Parish. For two straight days, residents in the parish get to experience the fun and enchantment that floats, beads, marching bands, dancers and pageant queens bring to the young and old alike.
But Mardi Gras isn't just about all that.
Instead, it's a time for families to gather together and spend time with one another, just like the Le Moyne brothers did so long ago. So, while you’re fighting for beads and pushing through crowds, just try to relish the time spent with your family and the memories that the event will bring.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
Retired U.S. Army Lt. General Russel Honoré is front and center in the brewing...
After only one season, Boutte-resident Kip Benoit’s reality TV series about hunting...
Luling’s Rathborne Park remains closed until Saturday, Sept. 13 while St. Charles...
The list of Eagle Scouts who have risen to high places is a long one. ...
St. Charles Parish Public Schools is facing continued struggles in getting...
In only his second game as a starter, Destrehan sophomore quarterback Marquise...
Donaldsonville Marble & Granite Company has been providing service in time of need since 1875. We help simplify choosing the right memorial so its not so overwhelming. Our products range from memorial vases, to custom mausoleums and special accessories.
Tigers secondary will be tested against pass-happy Salmen - 528 views
Despite an impressive jamboree game, Hahnville High School head coach Nick Saltaformaggio says his players have to get better if they expect to compete with Salmen High School in Friday’s season opener.