Today is Lundi Gras (Fat Monday)...the day before Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). I did not get to go this year, but tonight is one of my favorite nights of the Carnival season. Rex, the King of Carnival, arrives by boat at 6 pm and the mayor of New Orleans gives him the key to the city and gives Rex the honor of "ruling" the city the next day (Mardi Gras Day). Rex reads a proclamation stating that no one will work on Tuesday and everyone must celebrate. Then the crowd sings It's Carnival Time and enjoys more music & fireworks.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
(Let the good times roll!)