Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and safe Mardi Gras
The holiday of Mardi Gras is celebrated in New Orleans, Louisiana; although the holiday was first celebrated fifteen years prior in Mobile when it was the capital of French Louisiana, the celebrations in New Orleans are much more widely known. Celebrations are concentrated for about two weeks before and through Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. Usually there is one major parade each day; many days have several large parades. The largest and most elaborate parades take place the last five days of the Mardi Gras season. In the final week, many events occur throughout New Orleans and surrounding communities, including parades and balls.