Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, marks the last day of indulgence before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. All eyes are on New Orleans, as over one million visitors pour into the city for its largest celebration since Hurricane Katrina. The notorious festivities fell at their 150 year latest, three weeks later than last year. For better of for worse, Mardi Gras 2011 corresponds with many college spring breaks, accounting for some of the influx of revelers. In the Carnival season spirit, and maybe just a wee-bit of jealousy that we’re not watching the parades, NewsFeed takes a look at some of New Orleans’s most exciting traditions.
- Fat Tuesday 2011! (kimberleyvassalinsurance.wordpress.com)