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The Beginner's Guide to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Mardi Gras, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday, is a Carnival celebration of food; a revelry before the first day of Lent; a final hurrah before forty days of fasting and abstinence—and boy, is it a wild festival in New Orleans. All in all, the festivities last two weeks, but culminate in bacchanalian parties and colorful parades during the five days surrounding Mardi Gras.

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Mardi Gras Parades | ... are hallmarks of Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans. Photo by Pat Garin

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When the Saints Go Marching In: New Orleans Second Line Fine Art | Pompo Bresciani Photography. This photographer has wonderful pics of New Orleans. Check him out for travel inspiration. Gorgeous work!!!

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Mardi Gras Carnival Mini Top Hat, Mardi Gras Fleur de lis Party Hat, Mini Hat Fascinator, Mardi Gras Parade, Mardi Gras Accessories

Mardi Gras Carnival Mini Top Hat, Mardi Gras Fleur de lis Party Hat, Mini Hat Fascinator, Mardi Gras Parade, Mardi Gras Accessories by SundayChildBoutique on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/500962715/mardi-gras-carnival-mini-top-hat-mardi

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