Tag Archives: Holidays

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Is Mardi Gras?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Is Mardi Gras?

The lead-up to Lent goes by many names, but the most popular is probably “Mardi Gras”, with its festive celebrations made famous in New Orleans, LA, & Mobile, AL. They’re known for their food, parades, and general rabble-rousing. But what exactly is Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday”, celebrates the day…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: The Difference Between Veterans Day & Memorial Day

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: The Difference Between Veterans Day & Memorial Day

Do you know the real difference between Memorial Day & Veterans Day? The Department of Veterans Affairs encountered enough confusion that they dedicated an entire section on their website to explain the difference between the two similar, though very different, holidays. Memorial Day & Veterans Day are observed about 6 months apart: Veterans Day every…Read More