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New Orleans’ Fat Monday
Lundi Gras, the Eve of Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras Parade
Also known as Fat Monday or Shrove Monday, Lundi Gras is the day before Mardi Gras Day – or Mardi Gras Eve.
Following the weekend in which New Orleans’ population doubles in size, Lundi Gras features many annual traditions, and is just as big as Fat Tuesday itself.
Costumes, masks, and floats are everywhere as music fills the air. Purple, gold, and green beads and gold doubloons begin to rain down on Mardi Gras attendees – most of which are screaming for more.
A constant party is held at the end of Canal Street – where the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club and Krewe of Rex make their grand entrances from the Mississippi River, and disembark along the Riverfront to greet the crowds and the mayor of New Orleans.
he mayor then hands control of New Orleans over to Rex, the King of Carnival. After this event, attendees needn’t go far, as a massive fireworks display is on its way over the river.
Other parades throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area feature the Krewe of Proteus, Krewe of Orpheus, and the Kewe of Tucks – all coursing down St. Charles Avenue in downtown Crescent City.
After Lundi Gras, Rest up for Fat Tuesday at a Best Western hotel in New Orleans – if you do decide to sleep, that is.
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