Mardi Gras is an annual celebration that takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana, celebrating the end of Lent, the holiday that signals the beginning of the New Year. The event is held on Mardi Gras itself and is known for the parade, parades, and other celebrations that take place at the end of the day.
So in the past, Mardi Gras Parades and celebrations have often been viewed as an opportunity to bring in more tourists, but it’s a bit more nuanced than that. The event is a relatively new tradition in New Orleans, but it’s also one of the more traditional ones. In fact, the original event was called the Mardi Gras Festival, which means that it has a lot of similarities to the parades we’re used to.