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It's Mardi Gras Time

It is Mardi Gras time down here in Southern Louisiana. Everyone down here loves Mardi Gras. Parades here are elaborate and often last more than 5 hours. There are normally around 30 floats and several marching bands.

The highlight of every parade is the floats. On a float there are more than a dozen people throwing beads and other Mardi Gras fare. These floats are incredibly elaborate. The "crewes" (a club that organizes the parade) spend the entire year getting the parade ready. Crewes all compete with each other to create the best parade. This competition makes for some fantastic parades.

I must admit that when I first came down here I could not believe how exciting these parades are. I have been to parades before, but I have never seen anything like this.

A true Mardi Gras parade is something that you should experience at least once!

Image Credit » Jay Angel

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j2jworkz wrote on February 7, 2015, 9:45 AM

Those seem like parades with a P , would love to see them.

lucyluuk wrote on February 7, 2015, 1:05 PM

I would love to see this some time, it must be quite a sight, I love to travel and experience new cultures

AliCanary wrote on February 18, 2015, 4:24 PM

I'm really surprised that Mardi Gras parades don't get televised like the other famous parades, but maybe the networks are too afraid they'll accidentally show some ladies flashing for beads.

cheri wrote on February 28, 2015, 9:36 PM

I would love to see that kind of festive celebration. We have a lot here in the different parts of the country but I seldom witness one.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 14, 2015, 10:19 PM

I have never visited a Mardi Gras. My sister went to one years ago as a college student. She said it was real fun and a blast.