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14
Nov

Mardi Gras dates for the next ten years

How do you know when Mardi Gras is each year? It’s all about Easter. Easter can fall on any Sunday from March 23 to April 25, with the exact date to coincide with the first Sunday after the full moon following a spring equinox. Ash Wednesday is always 46 days before Easter, and Fat Tuesday …

14
Nov

What is Lagniappe?

The word entered English from the Louisiana French adapting a Quechua word brought in to New Orleans by the Spanish creoles. It derived from the South American Spanish phrase la yapa or ├▒apa (referring to a free extra item, usually a very cheap one). The term has been traced back to the Quechua word yapay …