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Mardi Gras: Celebrating New Orleans Culture

This period is marked by celebration, parades and feasting. The parades are held during mid-February. Each day of this fortnight sees more than one extravagant, colorful and joyous parade. In the closing days of the carnival, the number of parades that sets off every day increases. The parades are an occasion for family and friends to dress up bizarre, decorate parade trucks together and enjoy the fantastic carnival. People participating in the parades wear extensive masks and disguises. Parade disguises have evolved over the decades to reflect modern tastes and cultural trends. Mostly, they are members of Krewes, which are clubs that specialize in masking and parading on Mardi Gras.…
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