Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an Amazing Mask

On Saturday, March 13, 2010 (this weekend), MASK will be attending the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival from10am - 5pm in San Francisco at the Civic Center Park.

According to Wikipedia, Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) colloquially St. Paddy's Day or simply Paddy's Day, is an annual feast day that celebrates Saint Patrick (circa AD 387–493), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and is generally celebrated on March 17th.

A great event for adults and kids, the 158th Annual 2010 San Francisco St. Patrick's Day Parade attracts more than 5,000 participants from all over the country. The Festival will take place, before, during and after the Parade at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza and on Grove Street, Polk to Larkin Street.

The addition of the Festival after the parade provides a great opportunity for attendees to learn more about Irish history and culture while having a great time experiencing the day. A full day of activity is planned for the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center Plaza and on Grove Street, Polk to Larkin Street.

The festivities surrounding the Parade Festival will showcase Irish Culture through live performance and entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, food and beverage concessions, children's rides and inflatable's, cultural displays, a petting zoo and pony ride and a number of non-profits booths representing the Irish community.

Yelp users rated it 3.5 stars. SF Weekly shows a cool picture of Irish dancers in mid air.

We look forward to seeing all you lassies there!

Mardi Gras Masks in the Bay Area!

On Saturday, February 20, 2010, MASK exhibited a special array of Mardi Gras party masks at Monroe Hall on College Avenue in Santa Rosa at Freddie Marsha's Dance Contest and Mardi Gras.

"Mardi Gras season", and "Carnival season", refer to events of the Carnival  celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday" (in ethnic English tradition, Shrove Tuesday), referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which started on Ash Wednesday. 

New Orleans is known for its elaborate and wild celebration of Mardi Gras, but San Franciscans and Bay Area folks sure know how to party, too! MASK sold out of several varieties of feathered and jeweled face masks during the Freddie Marsha event.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and made it such a great time! See you next year at Mardi Gras 2011.