Our favorite parade was Zulu because, while far from being politically correct, they had the best loot. In addition to doubloons and necklaces, Zulu throws coconuts and hair combs. Which sounds dangerous and kind of lame perhaps, but trust me-- it was awesome.
|Photo courtesy of MuffyJenkins-Andrews's Twitter pic (@_yungNwreckless)|
People really want these things. In fact, Zulu coconuts are more than a tradition, they're a cottage industry.
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So, go out and grab yourself a coconut to decorate today. If you're in NOLA (that's New Orleans, Louisiana for you uninitiated) then, Laissez les bon temps roulez! And if you sit tight for two weeks, you'll get the ORLEANS version in a short story called "Carnivale" that will post on the Young Adult Readers Network blog. (I'm so excited!)
Happy Lundi Gras, everyone!