Mardi Gras Celebration


POSTED: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 8:29pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 8:29am

At Vermillion Restaurant in Brownsville first you get your face painted, then your Mardi Gras mask, then inside the party really begins. People really get dressed up to enjoy a night of fun before lent starts Wednesday.

"King of Mardi Gras King Dan 2011"
"We are celebrating Fat Tuesday, Rio Grande style."
"This is Mardi Gras standard uniform you have to wear this things right here, you see some beautiful lovely costumes."

This celebration goes all night but Wednesday churches will be packed for Ash Wednesday the beginning of lent. Lent is the 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving that Christians observe in preparation for the celebration of Easter.

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