It’s Carnival Time

I was probably about 9 or 10 years old before I learned that not only is Mardi Gras NOT a national holiday, but that most of the country couldn’t even tell you what or when it was.  Culture shock was moving from New Orleans to Texas as a 12-year-old and not understanding where the king cakes were on January 6th, or why the stores were filled with Valentine’s Day décor and not Carnival throws.  Shock, I tell you.


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