Brandon Cintron and Bianca Carasus
The topic we selected to conduct our interviews on was Mardi Gras. The reason we chose Mardi Gras was because today Tuesday, February 28 is indeed Mardi Gras. It is an overlooked holiday that many people don’t know the actual meaning of. So today we interviewed some people to see what they know.
The three main questions we asked were:
Did you know that today was Mardi Gras?
How did you celebrate the Mardi Gras festivities?
Can you explain what Mardi Gras is or what it means to you?
The hashtag that we chose to go along with the assignment was #MardiGras2k17 because it was simple and clearly showed our topic of discussion.
After conducting interview one, two, and three I came to the conclusion that Mardi Gras is somewhat a forgotten holiday for those not in New Orleans. People either did not know that today was Mardi Gras, or knew and just did not know what that meant. Mardi Gras is a holiday that is somewhat region specific. Based off my interviews not many people actually celebrate it and do not know the true meaning of “Fat Tuesday.” I feel like if more people knew what Mardi Gras was they would celebrate it more just for the grand amounts of food they could eat.