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Mardi Gras 2023 Is Here!

Mardi Gras is more than just king cakes and beads. It is a religious holiday, a season of traditions that we celebrate every year, and a time that our community comes together in formal, fun, and often unexpected ways. We welcome visitors to New Orleans, and we want to celebrate as safely as possible!

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Text MARDIGRAS to 77295 to receive text alerts from the City of New Orleans on Carnival season weather, safety, parade updates and more.

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