Held in February each year, visitors come from all over the world to celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans. There are plenty of parties, parades, dancing in the streets, amazing costumes with beads, and great food. Mardi Gras is a great place to party and learn more about the culture.
Mardi Gras 2011 falls on Tuesday, March 8. Mardi Gras, “Fat Tuesday”, is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.