So the wind and rain may have forced the umbrellas inside, but the party atmosphere at St Mary in The Castle was thick enough to cut with a knife, and the Mardi Gras spirit was in full effect.
This is one festival that knows how to inject fun into every single chapter of its existence.
After ten years of practice, the Fat Tuesday team have totally nailed the perfect formula for a long (five-day!) weekend of hi-jinx.
Preservation Sunday is very much about the kids – be they five or 95!
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