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Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Come celebrate the traditions and envelop yourself in the history of Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras Day is on February 17, 2015 this year. Click here for the full lineup of parades rolling in the weeks leading up to the big day.
The basics on Carnival from Mardi Gras expert Arthur Hardy.
Quick, what are flambeaux? Don't know? Then brush up on your Mardi Gras jargon with this quick list of Carnival terms.
Colorful floats have entertained parade watchers since 1837. Learn how they are made at the world's largest float-building facility.
Mardi Gras is a great time for families and kids. Here are tips on how to enjoy parades and activities with little ones.
Learn about the elegant history, regal traditions, and quirky customs that make the New Orleans Mardi Gras famous.
Mardi Gras is one of New Orleans’ greatest gifts to the world. See how the magic is made on these tours.
Learn the history and see the routes taken by all the Mardi Gras krewes that roll in New Orleans.
Chris Rose
Mardi Gras happens every year, but it's never on the same exact date. It's always 47 days before Easter.
Mardi Gras is one of New Orleans' most famous celebrations, and while it may attract a ton of visitors, it's also cherished by New Orleanians. Want to experience Mardi Gras like the locals do? Easy! Just follow these tips.
A quick primer on New Orleans' most famous festival, from floats to krewes to king cakes and more.
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