Mardi Gras, New Orleans
Mardi Gras is a lively celebration of dance, music, food and happiness. This free street party takes place the day before Ash Wednesday, 47 days before Easter and the celebration lasts about two weeks. The number of parades taking place during Mardi Gras festival is huge, so don’t expect to see everything. If you walk around the Old French Quarter you will get to see as many parades as possible, as well as joining in the fun with party goers.