Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras!




Today is Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Carnivale....
It is last day to eat galette des rois, the last day of festivities before Ash Wednesday and Lent.

For us, far beyond Paris, we will be enjoying the last days of merriment, parades, and parties with hats.





 



21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

The pastries look delicious, the hats are divine! My how time flies -- whether you're having fun or not! How can it be Ash Wednesday already!!! Marvelous captures as always, Genie! Enjoy!

Hugs
Sylvia

Riet said...

Carnaval here too last day. Love the idea of waring hats on Mardi gras. Must be fun.

louciao said...

Are those hats edible?

Erika said...

Oh là, là!!!Les chapeaux sont magnifiques....Et les gateaux une tentation ...
Qu'est-ce que tu vas préparer pour cette journée?
Bisou de l'italie

Shell Sherree said...

What a glorious sight. I'm sitting here eating a salad as I type, so I feel I can afford to soak up as many of these eye calories as I wish to. Lovely, Genie.

C. R. Spooner said...

Yum! and celebration :)

Joe said...

Hi Genie .. Looks more like merriment, parades and pastries. Save one for me.

Bibi said...

Oh, what fun... Cakes and hats!

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

The pastries look delicious! In Austria we eat Krapfen, doughnuts filled with marmalade. You can see them today on my blog ;-)

Rob-bear said...

We're having a family get-together this evening at our daughter's place. Pancakes and other delights, I expect.

Then comes Ash Wednesday.

M said...

Miam-miam --- les gâteux sont délicieux pour le bouche et des yeux! Je vais porter l'un des beaux chapeaux, regarder le défilé et manger un gâteau pistache. Bon journée!

Virginia said...

all good things must come to an end. :(
V

Kris said...

Sigh...just another temptation and I love the hats in your photo...A~D~O~R~A~B~L~E. I remember donning an Easter bonnet as a child and loved it!

Starman said...

I wonder what they do with all the cakes they don't sell?

Nicola said...

Thank you for reminding me to make pancakes for my girls tonight!

Loree said...

All I can say is yummy yum.

Alexa said...

It all looks absolutely yummy! I wonder how many people give something up for Lent any more.

Chrissa @ a tad bit creative said...

Delicious looking pastries and loved the colourful hats!

Jack said...

Fortunately, Genie, this is not part of my culture so I intend to keep on eating whatever looks good.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What will become of all the unbought/uneaten king cakes? I think that most will be consumed without a second thought. On Wednesday morning there will be many people chomping on a moon pie with their morning coffee, a moon pie caught flying through the air - hah!

As much as I love the period between Epiphany and Mardi Gras, I am glad to see it go and to get back to "normal" life, green salads, and healthy eating.

Now, the hats? I will miss them!

Bises,
Genie

Bergson said...

un très beau match galettes contre chapeaux