Mardi Gras New Orleans: 2020 — The (most) famous Carnival

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Start Date: 21/02/2020 End Date: 25/02/2020

What Is Mardi Gras New Orleans?

Let the vivacious and outrages Mardi Gras New Orleans to captivate all your senses for two weeks by participating in this international carnival and number one extravaganza in America.

What Is Mardi Gras New Orleans?

Let the vivacious and outrages Mardi Gras New Orleans to captivate all your senses for two weeks. Participate in this international carnival and number one extravaganza in America.

two mardi gras new orleans festival goers with wigs and beads

Image by: @Diaryoftooky

 

The city of New Orleans becomes the ultimate destination. Thousands of locals and visitors vibrate with the unprecedented 60 plus parades, fabulous masked balls, and exuberant street parties.

Drinking, laughing, and dancing along live music becomes the prevalent atmosphere on the historical streets.

Check if you’re in one of these cities to witness some the best carnivals around the world.

No wonder, this adventure is incomparable as you get to experience the fabulous carnival surrounded by the southern charm, delicious food and passionate jazz music, so enjoy the adventure with the following activities:

New Orleans Mardi Gras Parades

There are several parades rolling down the St. Charles Ave, where you will feel free to mingle with the thousands of locals and visitors picnicking around the parade routes.

a costume dressed woman and a man holding a sign at Mardi Gras new orleans Parade

Your body will not be able to stop the adrenaline as you see live the display of artistic floats, impressive marching bands, and amazing dance performances. Especially, you will be delighted by the throws.

If you’re looking for a South American carnival, then see the famous Rio Carnival or the jubilant Barranquilla Carnival

This tradition during the carnival processions makes even the quietest person scream passionately to get some of the millions of items thrown like beads, ice cream, cups, and watch out even coconuts.

Mardi Gras Parade Names

Here are some of the names of the major parades organized by the following Krewes; Rex, Endymion, Bacchus and Orpheus. These are all extremely popular due to their special effects floats, celebrity monarchs and uncontrollable amounts of throws.

Other parades include Athena, Babylon, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Sparta and many more. Each one with a unique theme usually Greek mythology or children’s stories.

 

Mardi Gras Day

On Mardi Gras day, the fun starts early as thousands of people invade the streets to watch the anticipated Zulu parade. In addition, dozens of marching clubs will be parading town’s streets including the Wild Tchoupitoulas and Yellow Pocahontas.

the zulu krewe marching at mardi gras new orleans

Image by: Miguel Discart

 

These two Native American tribes show off their majestic attires and passionate chants. At the French Quarter, the party continues all day and night as party-goers venture through the city streets full of vendors where drinking is endless.

 

Mardi Gras Krewes masked balls and parties

In order to attend some of these events you must know how the Krewes work; they are non-profit organizations who are entirely in charge of organizing Mardi Gras.

Some can have opened membership, meaning anyone can join, or closed membership, meaning only by invitation.

pussyfooters krewe at a balcony with their pink costumes at mardi gras new orleans

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Older close krewes organize private masked balls for its members only, but newer krewes organize parties at some of the most prestigious hotels in the city, which are open to the public so feel free to join one of these parties.

 

What to wear for Mardi Gras New Orleans?

Costumes: bring out your adventure’s spirit and go over the top by wearing an exuberant carnival costume. You can wear a hat full of feathers and sequins paired with a humongous headpiece.

Or maybe you can opt for just a mask, which is a popular item among carnival goers. It adds mystery and anonymity making everyone feel free to release their wild self.

You can find all kinds of fabulous masks at the French Market as different artists set up shops during the carnival events.

mad hatter mardi gras new orleans costume

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So Why Mardi Gras New Orleans?

Mardi Gras will captivate your spirit with the incomparable mixture of carnival, transcendent southern traditions, and now-a-days inventions.

A true one of a kind experience where everyone will parade in jubilee feeling the carnival god’s blessing.

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