Nobody does Mardi Gras like NOLA
The Carnival celebrations on Mardi Gras (a.k.a. "Fat Tuesday") in New Orleans are a sight to behold. The city-wide party carries on for almost two weeks with a host of huge parades daily. Folks wear the colors of the Mardi Gras flag—with purple representing justice, gold representing power, and green representing faith. City-dwellers and tourists rock amazing costumes and intricate masks while carousing, watching the passing parades, and catching as many beads as possible.