Category Archives: Mardi Gras

Get Your Gumbo On, Fat Tuesday is Coming…

  It happens every February: there’s a respite in the weather, the sun comes out, and (like today) the temps climb into the 60s. The crocus and daffodils start blooming, and the pussywillows start appearing. Is it heaven? Nope, it’s … Continue reading

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Happy Lupercalia!

Whatever your plans for Mardi Gras this year, you’re actually giving more than a passing nod to the spring fertility festival of Lupercalia.  Lupercalia (which superseded the even older spring rite known as Februa), celebrates the Roman god Faunus, or … Continue reading

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Year of the Snake

Chinese New Year begins this week; this year being the year of the Snake.  The Snake is the most enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the 12 animals signs of the Chinese zodiac. This is a year of water … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Cake: Seize the (Donut) Day

Yup, today is Fat Tuesday; Shrove Tuesday for some, donut day for the rest of us pagans.  In New Orleans they serve a special cake called King Cake, which the French brought as a tasty treat for holidays such as … Continue reading

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