The City of Nocona is giving Texoma a taste of a long-standing New Orleans tradition. The Nocona Chamber of Commerce hosted its first Mardi Gras Festival Saturday.
Nocona residents were treated to a parade, complete with the traditional Mardi Gras beads and an authentic Cajun meal.
Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," which is the last day before the start of Lent, a period of fasting and repentance leading up to Easter. Traditionally it is a day for eating and celebration before Lent is observed.