Today is Fat Tuesday- or Mardi Gras- it’s a last hurrah before Lent starts tomorrow. I’ve been in three Krewes and I love the parading and balls that come with the season. I’m not currently in a Krewe since I got tired of the bickering of the women in one of them and I left the other two because they seemed more interested in where my dues were than whether I showed up at an event or not. I’ve been invited to join another one but have been a tad reluctant. I do miss the fun times, though, so I may join again. Who knows.
I don’t do the Lent giving up something thing since I’m a Methodist and we just don’t have that as part of our religious ceremonies. As a teen, our youth group did a 30 pieces of silver thing where we saved silver coins for 30 days and then donated the money to charity. My church has also had several “Foot washing” services where you wash the feet of someone you feel has wronged you and you need to forgive or someone you feel needs a special prayer.
What Mardi Gras/Lent traditions do you have?