Mardi Gras Day, the grand finale of Carnival season, always falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, usually in February, but sometimes, as in 2014, it falls in early March. The largest celebration of the year in many areas of the Southeast U. S.
, Mardi Gras events include parties, parades, masked balls and other festivities. While New Orleans takes the cake (King Cake, that is) for Mardi Gras celebrations in the U.S., many other Southern cities and towns enjoy popular Mardi Gras parades and events as well, each with its own unique traditions and variations.
From Louisiana to Florida, visitors and locals alike gather to take part in the revelry and crazy fun of Mardi Gras festivities across the region. Read More...
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Photo: New Orleans Mardi Gras Celebration - Courtesy of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau
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