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The Magick of the MaskLilith Dorsey of Voodoo Universe in a Mardi Gras Indian SuitIn the city of New Orleans it was illegal to mask between 1817 and 1823.

"The thing about Mardi Gras is that it's all about having fun and having a party", he said. Their celebrations during Mardi Gras have come out of a place of resistance and resilience.

"I like that it is a family atmosphere, and that is important that we have somewhere where the families can go", she said.

"My legs aren't real sturdy, but when I put the float together I feel like.my dad's here", said Dupske.

Mardi Gras is when you come across alligators - or maybe dragons - from Boston taking photos of two-headed dragons from Wichita, Kansas, in the French Quarter.

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In Italy, Mardi Gras is called Martedì Grasso while in Sweden, locals celebrate Fettisdagen during which cream-filled buns called semla are eaten.

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting just a couple of miles from Mardi Gras activities earlier in the day. He stated the colors head the meaning of purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power.

John Allen, Karen Elkhouja, Rodney Glidewell, Connie Glidewell and Michelle Jackson settle in for a night of Mardi Gras fun.

If you're planning a Mardi Gras trip this year, you'll likely have to settle for walking the streets instead of riding down them.

"I mean I wish the weather was a little better, and I wish there was more people here".

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The King Cake also is featured during Mardi Gras celebrations. The annual concert celebration is made possible through the generous support of the Hayner Public Library District and LCCC.

"I've heard of Mardi Gras, and I know that it's a big French holiday celebrated in Louisiana", Dankwah said. "I think we have a horse of every color out here just about".

Over time the religious-inspired celebration - that also harkens back to pagan spring and fertility rites - became a cultural phenomenon where parties were especially boisterous in Brazil, Venice and New Orleans.

The Krewe of Okeanos King Marc Vennart celebrates before leaving for New Orleans Mardi Gras at Lola's in Summerlin on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. There are various bars, jazz lounge and dance clubs that give you a taste of the Big Easy right here in the Big Apple. "If you want to do something, there's always a way to do it".

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