2004 Mardi Gras Pictures

Grand Marais Mardi Gras Courir
February 22, 2004

The soldiers of the Grand Marais Mardi Gras were back on the march February 22, 2004, ready to take their punishment in the hope of making homeowners more charitable as a way of rewarding the  humility and sacrifice of the Mardi Gras. For the young men who band together in solidarity to submit to the hard lashes of the co-capitaines, it is both a kind of ritual display of courage and a game of role-playing that is not without real pain.


For more on the Grand Marais Mardi Gras, see the 2003 photos.


Posted 6-1-04