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Six Ways to do Mardi Gras

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Following Chinese New Year on Sunday and President’s Day on Monday, the week of holidays continues with Mardi Gras! Also known as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, Mardi Gras is the final day of the Carnival season. Tomorrow will be Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, so all partying and temptations must be removed, or consumed, by midnight. Here are six ways to celebrate online.

See a Parade
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There are plenty of them, from January 26th through today. See some pictures and read about parades today at Mental Floss. Some video links available.

Drink
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Storm of the Century Hurricane

* 1 cup ice cubes
* 1 fluid ounce light rum
* 1 fluid ounce dark rum
* 1 fluid ounce coconut rum
* 1 fluid ounce vodka
* 1 fluid ounce gin
* 1 fluid ounce Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
* 1 fluid ounce triple sec liqueur
* 3 fluid ounces orange juice
* orange slices for garnish (optional)
* maraschino cherry for garnish (optional)

Fill a hurricane glass with ice. Add light rum, dark rum, coconut rum, vodka, gin, raspberry liqueur, triple sec and orange juice. Shake gently, and garnish with orange slices and a cherry, if desired. Beverage will be about the color of a pink grapefruit.

More Mardi Gras drinks at All Recipes.


Eat
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Start out the day with pancakes. Then move on to shrimp, crawfish, gumbo, and jambalaya. For dessert, its gotta be King Cake! What really matters here is that you overindulge.






Wear an Outrageous Costume


More Mardi Gras costumes: Here and here and here.


Collect Beads

Get your virtual Mardi Gras beads at Jokes Unlimited.


I shouted "Throw Me Sumpthin' Mister!" and got
Kiss Me Beads

Get Your Virtual Mardi Gras Beads at JokesUnlimited.com

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“Throw me something, Mister!” might get you throws, but flashing will get you more. The “show me something for beads” tradition is pretty much limited to the French Quarter of New Orleans, and peaked during the 80s and nineties. But you can still see women who are on their way to inebriation giving a flash for beads, for attention, or for no reason at all. Links NSFW.

More Mardi Gra silliness today at Miss Cellania.

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