Monday, February 11, 2013

Mardi Gras

Laissez les bons temps rouler!  (Let the good times roll in Cajun French)

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday and is the culmination of the Carnival celebration.  This year it is on February 12th.  Popular celebrations include wearing masks and costumes, dancing, sport competitions and parades, although traditions vary by location.

See what you can learn at your library with these books:

Mardi Gras  by Ann Heinrichs
Mardi Gras : parades, costumes, and parties by Elaine Landau
Gaston goes to Mardi Gras written and illustrated by James Rice
Mardi Gras by Dianne M. MacMillan
Mardi Gras : a Cajun country celebration by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith