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March 21, 2013

Carnival Wrap-up: Rays of Light Shine on Mardi Gras 2013

NEW ORLEANS, MAR 21 — It was a wonderful sight when the sun finally cut through the thick clouds that covered the sky during most of the Mardi Gras festivities. Bad weather had threatened to cancel many of the parades, however, in true New Orleans style, thousands of loyal parade-goers packed the sidewalks for miles, [...]


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February 07, 2012

Families flocking to Fat Tuesday Celebrations

NEW ORLEANS, FEB 7 — The City of New Orleans is preparing for a huge influx of something you might not expect to find in the Big Easy during Mardi Gras : families. While the media continues to present a shocking, adults-only view of carnival culture, there is an entirely different side to the celebration [...]


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February 12, 2011

New Orleans Prepares for 312th Year of Mardi Gras

The City of New Orleans is currently gripped with Saints fever NEW ORLEANS, FEB 14 –The New Orleans Saints were just two games away from making NFL history for the second year in row, but you won’t find too many long faces on the streets of the Big Easy. That’s because the city is rife [...]


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December 11, 2009

Mardi Gras and New Orleans Saints becoming one Big Easy party

The City of New Orleans is currently gripped with Saints fever NEW ORLEANS, DEC 11 — As the New Orleans Saints move ever-closer to NFL gold, football isn’t the only reason February is shaping up to be the most exciting month in the long history of the city. Just one week after the Super Bowl, [...]


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January 26, 2009

Mardi Gras On Track to be Most Successful Since 2004

New Orleans (January 23, 2009) – Hotel room bookings are ahead of pace for the 2009 Mardi Gras season, according to the Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association. Mavis Early, executive director of the organization, states, “It definitely looks like this will be the most successful Mardi Gras since 2004.” The average estimated attendance [...]


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February 01, 2008

From King Cake to Krewe Kings to Kevin Costner, Mardigrasday.com Features Everything Revelers Need to Know About the Carnival Season

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ — The City of New Orleans is once again preparing for the influx of tourists and locals who hit the streets Feb. 5 for Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. The event also draws millions of people to the Internet as they make their travel and party plans. While visitors to [...]


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February 16, 2006

Katrina Can’t Blow Mardi Gras 2006 Away!

Parades, king cakes, beads, masks, stars, floats and millions of visitors will return to the streets of New Orleans as the city welcomes visitors back after enduring the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.


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January 18, 2005

FANTASTIC CONFECTIONS A PART OF MARDI GRAS HISTORY

King cakes, those delicious sugared pastries with the tiny plastic baby hidden inside, have become a near universal – and delicious – symbol of Mardi Gras.


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January 10, 2005

New Orleans Swings Into Spring With Early Mardi Gras

Parades, king cakes, beads, masks, stars, floats and millions of visitors will line the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras 2005.


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