In less than a week, the country’s biggest block party will come to a close. If you haven't heard about, it’s been going on ever since this Wednesday. But right now, the streets of New Orleans have been closed, and will be for six more days, as the city puts on what may be America’s wildest week.
That’s right, it’s Mardi Gras. The festivities began much earlier than usual this year, with Fat Tuesday coming in early February. That’s the final day of celebration, and this year is February 12th. Fat Tuesday celebrates the last day before the solemn season of Lent, and is the actual day of Mardi Gras. But ever since the city of New Orleans threw its first parade back in 1857, the parties
The holiday season in America has become a truly commercialized affair. Nowhere was that more apparent than last weekend, with almost the entire time centered around shopping. From Black Friday to Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, the kickoff to the holiday season is and has been a rush to snatch up the cheapest TVs and the newest game consoles.
But there is a lot more to the holidays than the gifts you give. The holiday season is a time to relax and unwind. To celebrate festivities and enjoy camaraderie and community.
Thankfully, this weekend, one neighborhood in Virginia is kicking off its holiday month with events that having nothing to do with heading to the mall or the web.
One of the greatest benefits of living around Washington, D.C. is that there are an immense number of cultures and beliefs represented within the city limits. This city truly has a little bit of everything, and is welcoming to everyone.
This past Saturday, one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day events in the area occurred. The city of Alexandria held its annual parade, complete with bagpipes, floats and enough Irish joy for every attendee. But if you missed the parade, don't worry, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t for another two weeks, on Saturday, March 17th and there are a number of other local ways to celebrate.
Today marks one week until one of America’s most celebrated holidays, a day when just about everyone exudes a little Irish -- St Patrick’s Day, of course! And while the best way to celebrate would be to hop on a plane to Dublin, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the holiday locally. St. Patricks’s Day might be known best for boisterous revelry, but it can still be fun for everyone, young or old.