In French, “Mardi Gras” literally means “Fat Tuesday,” so named because it falls on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is generally accepted that Mardi Gras came to America in 1699 with the French explorer, Sieur d’Iberville. The festival had been celebrated as a major holiday in Paris since the Middle Ages.
At St. John’s we too celebrate Mardi Gras with an evening of fellowship, great food and entertainment. We add a silent auction to the event to help provide additional income.
Thanks to the Associate Vestry for making our Mardi Gras efforts such a success.