New Orleans Mardi Gras Festival

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4 million people throng New Orleans every year in January to participate in the “World’s Greatest Free party on Earth – Mardi Gras Festival”.

The festival is unique and some find it bizzare and fun. Apart from the festivities, there are many things to do in New Orleans like try out Creole food, shopping, sight-seeing and more. For more information click here: http://goo.gl/vh2y8B

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New Orleans Mardi Gras Festival

  1. 1. Mardi Gras – New Orleans
  2. 2. 4 million people throng New Orleans every year in January to participate in the “World’s Greatest Free party on Earth – Mardi Gras Festival”.
  3. 3. Chandrashekar Srinivasan The festivities begin in the early January and end on Mardi Gras day also called as Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and Lent.
  4. 4. Sammy Said Festivities start in New Orleans each year on January 6, the Twelfth Night feast of the Epiphany -- the day, tradition has it, that the three kings first visited Jesus Christ. Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, is the day-long highlight of the season
  5. 5. Joy Pecknold, Passport blog editor Reach for the stars, more beads please HolidayLGA, flckr, nfl During the 12-day period leading up to Mardi Gras, the parades are held in the four-parish area of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany and St. Bernard. Competition for the best floats is friendly but fierce!
  6. 6. All the jazz, blues and Dixieland bands in the state congregate in New Orleans to accompany the festivities on street corners and at bars, hotels, parties and fancy masked balls. Not to forget the sumptuous Creole food, the original NOLA food.
  7. 7. During Mardi Gras, all of the businesses and roads are practically shut down--people walk everywhere and meeting new friends. People are dressed in crazy costumes, kids are everywhere, and they love it!
  8. 8. http://www.joguru.com/new-orleans-united-states •There are plenty of Things to do and attractions to see in New Orleans. •Visit our website and plan your trip and create your own itinerary.

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