Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday in French. Officially kicking off with Carnival on Jan. 6, Epiphany, and running until Ash Wednesday, Mardi Gras is a chance to let loose and be free before Ash Wednesday when Catholics sacrifice and fast for Lent. The revelry party has a long history in the US, originating in 1699 near what is now known as New Orleans.
South Whidbey’s community had a grand ol’ time celebrating Mardi Gras with abandon, since it is the first one since 2020 when the COVID pandemic shuttered this kind of fun. David Welton caught some of the merriment in these photos. Thank you, Goosefoot, especially Sami Postma and Marion Myszkowski, for all of your organizational magic in making our local Mardi Gras a night to remember.
Goosefoot has hosted Mardi Gras parties since 2014.
From Goosefoot’s Facebook Page: Thank you so much to everyone who came out and made it such a fun Mardi Gras to return to! [Thanks to David Welton for his photos.] The incredible music from Janie Cribbs & the T.Rust Band, and a special shout out to @seabiscuitbakery for surprising us with a King Cake!!