In less than a week, the country’s biggest block party will come to a close. If you haven't heard about, it’s been going on ever since this Wednesday. But right now, the streets of New Orleans have been closed, and will be for six more days, as the city puts on what may be America’s wildest week.
That’s right, it’s Mardi Gras. The festivities began much earlier than usual this year, with Fat Tuesday coming in early February. That’s the final day of celebration, and this year is February 12th. Fat Tuesday celebrates the last day before the solemn season of Lent, and is the actual day of Mardi Gras. But ever since the city of New Orleans threw its first parade back in 1857, the parties
This weekend the biggest party in America kicks off, a once local tradition that is now a nationwide event. That’s right, Saturday marks the start of Mardi Gras, and over the weekend and a few days afterward, Washington, D.C. and everyone in it will be celebrating. There will be food, festivities and fun, as well as ample events for everyone to feel like they are cruising through the Big Easy.