Blossom Flower Shops

Blossom Flower Shops

Yonkers & White Plains Flower Delivery
Family Owned & Operated for Four Generations, Since 1925

Mardi Gras Festivities

Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility, When Rome adopted Christianity, the popular local traditions were integrated into the new faith. The wild revelry of Mardi Gras thus became a prelude to Lent, the 40 days of penance between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. ¬†On the day before Ash Wednesday, revelers would feast on all of the meat, eggs, milk, and cheese they had in their homes to prepare for weeks of fasting, inspiring the name Fat Tuesday. Read More about Mardi Gras Festivities »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on February 10, 2017 | Last Updated: February 21, 2017 Flowers Holiday