Mark Twain once wrote that a traveler " ... has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans." Of the hundreds of Louisiana festivals, none tops Mardi Gras. Spectacular parades, unbelievable costumes, music, dancing, food, drink – take your pick of places to indulge and enjoy. The biggest celebration occurs in New Orleans, but nearly every community in the state has its own version of the annual party. Wherever you go, you can find the style that best suits you, including tons of family-style celebrations.
See For Yourself
Watch these stories for a glimpse of Mardi Gras in Louisiana!
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Mardi Gras Revelry
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