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Monday, March 14, 2011

Mardi Gras 2011



A christian holiday and popular cultural phenomenon, Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Also know as Carnival, it is celebrated in many countries around the world --- mainly those with large Roman Catholic populations -- on the day before the religious season of Lent begins. Brazil, Venice, New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama play host to some of the holiday's most famous pulic festivities, drawing thousands of tourists and revelers every year.
We enjoyed a wonderful celebration with friends this year.

17 comments:

  1. Those masks are beautiful :) Thanks for hopping by Tales of a Ranting Ginger, I am your newest follower

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  2. Very cool masks. I'm glad you had a good time with your friends!

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  3. Hey Kelli- thank you for writing and following my escapades... a little secret.. the house on the front and the broken door (window to my world column) are 'joke' pictures.. we're bad, but we're not that bad! LOL :)
    keep following...
    thanks
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  4. Hey nice name you got there... That's actually my first name as well. Exact spelling and all.
    Thanks for stopping by my Blog hop at oneblondesramblings.com
    New GFC follower =)

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  5. Hi Kelli, Thanks for following my blog The Naptime Experiment. I am interested photography as a hobby, and am wondering what Canon Rebel you have/lens you use/like the best?

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  6. I just read your comment. Thank you for stopping by.

    Your newest follower-Lioness

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  7. Thanks for following my blog! I'm following you back now too.

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  8. We live in Galveston! So many parades and celebrations of Mardi Gras here! I'm a new follower! Thanks for following me at http://www.insanityisnotanoption.

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  9. Beautiful photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now following you back!

    I hope you come back to visit my blog, I have a couple giveaways going on right now and will have more in the near future!

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog from the blog hop. I am now following you, too!

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm a new GFC follower!

    http://confessionsofafrugalmind.blogspot.com/

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  12. Thanks for stopping by and following me, I am your newest follower.

    The masks are very cool!

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  13. Good post. Sounds like you had a lot of fun.
    Following by way of Finding New Friends Blog Hop.

    JTwisdom
    http://bubblingwitheleganceandgrace.com

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  14. I love the masks! Thank you for following me I am following you as well.
    http://easy2save.blogspot.com

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  15. Great pictures. Thanks for following.

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  17. wanted to let you know that i have decided to "honor" you with the Versatile Blogger Award. go check out my post tomorrow at http://www.insanityisnotanoption.com and hopefully you will pass on the love and sparkles!

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