Kisses from the Sea
Prairie du Chien, Wis. – While CarpFest may not be the biggest celebration in the states, it certainly has a lock on luckiest. In the city of Prairie du Chien, Wis., along the Mississippi river, the Chamber of Commerce celebrates Lucky, a carp caught locally, that has been frozen and gilded before being put on display. During the countdown, Lucky is lowered 110 feet to the ground at midnight with a fireworks display lighting the way. Afterward, locals line up for a good luck kiss.