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From authentic food, to beads and cold beer, it's nearly as if people at Rick's 718 are in New Orleans.

Tolston said they have been busy this month between Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day orders. Viles says 46 tons of beads get trapped in city catch basins after the parades each year. I have written a lot here on this blog about the history of masquerade, most recently in the post J'Ouvert: Drums, Dress, and Resistance.

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.

It's a local favorite that draws many from near and far to celebrate one of Cenla's biggest Mardi Gras events.

More authentic for Lasof meant Cochon de Lait (a roasted carved Cajun pig) and salmon Court-bouillon, shrimp etouffee and blackened catfish, king cake and crawfish, he said. Here, as in Mardi Gras we are reminded of a time when protests were just as necessary, but not as brightly lit.

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Revelers participate in a Carnival parade in São Paulo, Brazil, on February 9, 2016. Stock up on purple, green and gold masks, decorations and food and your party is set to go.

According to this theory, Mardi Gras dates back to pagan celebrations of fertility, including the raucous Roman festivals of Saturnalia and Lupercalia that included fertility rituals and animal sacrifice. French and largely Catholic in a nation that defined itself as English and Protestant in its early days, New Orleans embraced Mardi Gras as a way to set itself apart from the rest of the the fledgling nation. If you are the lucky guest who receives the plastic baby, you get to bring the King Cake to the next Mardi Gras party.

The parade also featured the 282nd Army Band from Ft. If one of the unlucky ones who can't afford to miss work or school and partake in the festivities, then these hilarious memes and GIFs will just have to do the trick until you book your next trip to New Orleans.

Rex is the city's oldest parading group.

Decorations are key when throwing a killer Mardi Gras party. There are various bars, jazz lounge and dance clubs that give you a taste of the Big Easy right here in the Big Apple. The LIVE reports from the birthplace of Mardi Gras spanned from North Carolina, to Texas, Utah and cities in between. "If you want to do something, there's always a way to do it".

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