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Mardi Gras In Louisiana

New Orleans, United States


Everywhere else it´s just a Tuesday.

Mark Twain once wrote that a traveler¨... has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans.¨ Of the hundreds of Lousiana festivals none tops Mardi Gras. Spectacular parades, unbelievable costumes, music, dancing, food drink-take your pick of places to indulge ad enjoy. The biggest celebration occurs in New Orleanc, but nearly every community in the state has its own version of the annual party. Wherever you go you can find the style that best suits you including tons of family-style celebrations.

Revelers and partygoers, listen up: Mardi Gras season has returned to New Orleans.

Beginning as a rligious holiday observed prior to the Christian Lenten season, Mardi Gras has since expanded from a single day of observation to weeks for monrhs of pertaining. The festivals and celebrations in the weeks leading up to the Lenten season are celebrated access the world. France to Brazil and beyond, but in the U.S., it's most famously found in New Orleans, Lousiana.

New Orleans takes Mardi Gras seriously with traditions including king cake and parades beginning in January and lasting for weeks unil the actual holiday itself.

Whether you're a local, a traveler planning a trip to New Orleans or want to watch the festivies from afar, here's what to know about Mardi Gras parades in the Big Easy this year.

This year of 2024 Mardi Gras which translates for french to "Fat Tuesdy," is on Feb.13

Ash Wedneday is on Feb.14, the day marking the start of the 40-day Lenten season that culminates with Easter

Origins of king cake: What to know about the sweet mardi Gras treat plus a recipe to try

Although it is a christian holiday now, Mardi Gras is a holiday that dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertiliy rites according to the History Channel. Mardi Gras also often called Carnival or Carnaval is celebrated in countries around the world with large Roman Catholic populations

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