Baton Rouge General welcomes Mardi Gras baby, hosts parade for patients

Baton Rouge General celebrates Mardi Gras with first Fat Tuesday baby, parade

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The saying on Mardi Gras Day in south Louisiana is “everywhere else it’s just Tuesday,” and Feb. 25 was anything but a Tuesday at Baton Rouge General Hospital.

Katie Johnston, a hospital spokesperson, says baby girl Armani Kai Mardi Gras mambo-ed into the world at 12:04 a.m. Baby Armani was the first 2020 Mardi Gras Day baby born at the hospital, weighing five pounds and 13 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Christina and Paul.

Nurses in Baton Rouge General hospital’s skilled nursing unit hosted a Mardi Gras Day parade for patients on Feb. 25.

VIDEO: Baton Rouge General Hospital hosts Mardi Gras Day parade for patients

Johnston says the event is always a big hit with patients and adds some fun to their normal hospital routine.

Patients in the parade tossed beads to hospital and visitors and staff lining the hospital’s hallways.

Nurses at Baton Rouge General hosted a Mardi Gras parade for patients on Feb. 25, 2020.
Nurses at Baton Rouge General hosted a Mardi Gras parade for patients on Feb. 25, 2020. (Source: Baton Rouge General)
Nurses at Baton Rouge General hosted a Mardi Gras parade for patients on Feb. 25, 2020.
Nurses at Baton Rouge General hosted a Mardi Gras parade for patients on Feb. 25, 2020. (Source: Baton Rouge General)
Nurses at Baton Rouge General hosted a Mardi Gras parade for patients on Feb. 25, 2020.
Nurses at Baton Rouge General hosted a Mardi Gras parade for patients on Feb. 25, 2020. (Source: Baton Rouge General)
Nurses at Baton Rouge General hosted a Mardi Gras parade for patients on Feb. 25, 2020.
Nurses at Baton Rouge General hosted a Mardi Gras parade for patients on Feb. 25, 2020. (Source: Baton Rouge General)
Nurses at Baton Rouge General hosted a Mardi Gras parade for patients on Feb. 25, 2020.
Nurses at Baton Rouge General hosted a Mardi Gras parade for patients on Feb. 25, 2020. (Source: Baton Rouge General)

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