For all of Mardi Gras' religious implications, it always winds up being one of the best parties of the year. And not just Fat Tuesday, of course - that's just when we stuff ourselves so full of food that we long for a few-week fast. The Mardi Gras season has been in full swing for a while now in famous hub locations like New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, and various Spanish cities.
And Mardi Gras has taken over the Twitterverse as people both inside and outside the party have taken to the network to talk King Cake, booze, and preparations for Ash Wednesday.
'Girl, you look as good as a King Cake. Let me put a baby in you.' Top pickup line of the season/century.
Happy Mardi Gras, or as I like to call it, Drink Like Rick Perry Day.
"Show me your blitz!" ~ Tim Tebow at Mardi Gras
At this point, Mardi Gras has become a way of life, and I will be confused and disoriented when it's over.
Is that a plastic baby in my king cake or are you just happy to see me?
I love how New Orleans responded to Ash Wednesday by creating Sin Like Hell Tuesday.
Happy Mardi Gras! Eat, drink and be merry! For tomorrow you'll walk around with ashes on your forehead. Hangovers help that apparently.
PANCAKE DAY! IF YOU NEED SPECIAL DAY TO REMIND YOUSELF TO LOVE PANCAKE! THEN YOU LIVE LIFE WRONG!
If you can't make it to New Orleans, don't worry. You can always watch the live stream of the parties on nola.com and feel super depressed that you're missing out on all the fun.
Have a Happy Mardi Gras, everyone - eat some crawfish!