Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mardi Gras in Love's Bayou

In Love's Bayou, Mardi Gras is still celebrated according to custom. No fancy parades or balls. There are parades that include floats, local schools and organisations, and horseback riders, just not the fancy dress up.
Traditionally Madi Gras in rural areas, starts early in the morning with horseback riders going from house to house asking for a chicken for the night's gumbo and festivities. The owner of the home/farm will give permission for the riders to catch a chicken. The riders have to catch a chicken running loose in the yard, if they catch it, it's theirs.
When the day is done and the riders have their bounty, they head back to main street and begin cooking the gumbo. Most of the town shows up and have a street party. The party includes, eating gumbo, dancing to cajun music in the street, and everyone enjoying the evening with friends and family, before the start of lent.
During the six weeks of lent, most Fridays neighbors and family get together for crawfish boils.
After the street party begins to dwindle and if you dare to be a little more adventurous go over to Club Amour. Where you might find the joys of pain and orgasmic pleasures you have never known.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting! I love the chicken tradition. Spent a fabulous Mardi Gras in New Orleans with an old NO family--how I love crawfish & Dixie beer! M. S. Spencer, Romantic suspense author