MBLB Celebrates Mardi Gras and the Lunar New Year

MBLB Lunar New Year Mardi Gras partyEverywhere else, it was just Tuesday! But for Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, it was another party, actually a double-occasion party, where we celebrated the colliding holidays of Mardi Gras and the Lunar New Year.

This year, the Lunar New Year falls on Saturday, February 10th. This day is known to New Orleanians as Iris/Endymion Saturday, when the two parades roll down St. Charles Avenue, or to the rest of the world as the day before Taylor Swift’s boyfriend plays in the Super Bowl.

While commonly known in the United States as Chinese New Year, the Lunar New Year is celebrated by millions of people across the globe: South Asia, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Middle East, Canada, and the United States. While the festivities and traditions vary from country to country, the celebration of the new year marks the start of spring and the first moon in the lunar year. It’s a joyous time of renewal with wishes for good fortune and prosperity for the year ahead.

Several lucky staff members at MBLB’s Mardi Gras/Lunar New Year double celebration were among the lucky few to receive a red envelope at the luncheon. These red envelopes symbolize good wishes and luck for the new year.

The Lunar New Year tradition starts with the preparations of the Little Year, the Spring Festival, and the Lantern Festival which mirrors the celebrations in China, South Asia, and Vietnam.

Learn more about the 23 days of the Lunar New Year celebration >

MBLB Lunar New Year Mardi Gras party

MBLB Lunar New Year Mardi Gras party