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The Charming Mardi Gras, New Orleans

New Orleans is one of the most unique cities in the United States. It has always been shrouded by a veil of mystery and mystique. It has been a setting for many stories in popular culture, including books, movies and video games and it is really no wonder

The Charming Mardi Gras, New Orleans

New Orleans is one of the most unique cities in the United States. It has always been shrouded by a veil of mystery and mystique. It has been a setting for many stories in popular culture, including books, movies and video games and it is really no wonder

Nearest Airport:  Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

What to expect: A great party, weird costumes

What to bring: Enough money, layered clothing, a costume to dress up in

Weather: Changeable, between 0° and 20°

When: Between January 6th and March 1st, 2022 (please google for latest information)

New Orleans is one of the most unique cities in the United States. It has always been shrouded by a veil of mystery and mystique. It has been a setting for many stories in popular culture, including books, movies and video games and it is really no wonder when we take into consideration its unique history and culture. The combination of French and Spanish architecture really makes it stand out from any city in the US and, for that matter, the world.

The event that really puts New Orleans on the map is the New Orleans Mardi Gras, an annual event that dates back all the way to the French colonial period. This festival is an event that is held all over New Orleans, including a multitude of separate events organized by different krewes (the same pronunciation as crew) including parades and balls. The Mardi Gras draws its tradition from Medieval Europe, but the first mention of the New Orleans Mardi Gras dates all the way back to 1699.

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is an annual event that starts on January 6th and ends with the start of lent on Ash Thursday. The major part of the celebrations lasts for around two weeks and the precise date falls somewhere between February 3rd and March 9th, depending on the date when Easter falls on for a particular year.

The easiest way to get to New Orleans is by plane. You will be landing at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and from there, you can reach any point in the city easily.

As with any other festival, you will need to plan ahead. Make sure you bring some water, since being a part of the festivities, although fun, can be exhausting. The weather is something that can change very fast in New Orleans and even on their official page, it is recommended that you wear layered clothing so you can adapt to the temperature. Also, make sure that you wear comfortable shoes so you don’t get blisters from all the walking around. After all, this is a street carnival festival and you should be prepared for that.

Mardi Gras is a festival you will remember

Well, Mardi Gras is a festival where anything goes and you should definitely go there with this in mind. While most people view it as a festivity for young people, the sheer magnitude of the event really gives you a lot of options and it can also be a family experience. Make sure you read up on various traditions that are a part of Mardi Gras, so you can get the full experience.

This is a costumed festival so, feel free to go wild and dress up the way you want. What else can I tell you? There is so much going on during Mardi Gras to describe it so, as far as the entire atmosphere goes, I’m going to let the photos speak on my behalf.

If you have the opportunity, don’t miss out on one of the most unique experiences in the world. You will surely cherish the memories of partying through the streets of New Orleans.

Allie Leon, Chief Fun Officer

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