Houma, La ends its Mardi Gras season today boasting two parades. The Krewe of Houmas parade embarks, followed by the Krewe of Kajuns.

Parade-goers enjoy celebrating with a little “lagniappe” today. Lagniappe is a Cajun French term meaning ‘something extra’. The reason for this extra celebration is today marking the last day before the start of the Lenten season, a period of fasting, abstaining and repenting. This is referred to as Fat Tuesday, the literal translation of Mardi Gras.

Feel free to be a part of the excitement by using #HoumaFatTuesday2016 or by following @cat_schexnayder on Twitter.

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