Joe Cain Day

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Joe Cain Day
... The Sunday before Fat Tuesday, Joe Cain Day is celebrated as part of the scheduled Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile, with its center being the Joe Cain ... The parade is preceded with the visit of the “Cain's Merry Widows” to the gravesite of their “departed husband” (described below) ... And then, following their traditional toast the "Here's to Joe" the red-clad Mistresses of Joe Cain follow close behind his coal wagon moaning, "He loved us best!" Julian Lee “Judy” Rayford established Joe Cain ...
Mardi Gras In Mobile - History
... In the Anglican and Episcopal traditions, the day before Ash Wednesday was celebrated as Shrove Tuesday, marked by consumption of rich foods before the fasting ... In 1867, following the end of the Civil War, Joe Cain revived the parade tradition in Mobile on Mardi Gras, riding in a decorated charcoal wagon, along with six fellow veterans ... That event has celebrated annually with Joe Cain Day since 1966 ...

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