Most New Orleanians Don’t Know These 11 Mardi Gras Facts

Most of us have grown up going to Mardi Gras parades, eating king cake, and going to Mardi Gras balls, but how much do you really know about New Orleans’ most celebrated season? We’ve got some interesting facts about some of your favorite parades and the history of Mardi Gras that most New Orleanians don’t know.

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