on June 12, 2000
A madhouse. Parades all day long, costumes, music and beads. Partying all night, and lots of illicit bead exchanges. The local newspaper, the Times-Picayune, publishes the daily parade schedule, as well as parade locations. It will also tell you about other Mardi Gras events. Also, ask at your hotel which parades they recommend. Apparently they’re not all created equal, and the closer to Fat Tuesday you get, the more elaborate and fun they are.
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