Madri Gras celebrations at New Orleans 25th February 2020

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Location : New Orleans, USA

Destination Type: Cultural destination

Madri Gras celebration in New Orleans happens for two weeks before and through Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday . Parades happens every day during this festive season.Its celebrated before lent fasting starts.The 2017 edition witnessed 1.5 million tourists.

History of  Madri Gras

  1. The first record of Mardi Gras being celebrated in Louisiana state was on March 2, 1699
  2. Its unknown when Madri Gras celebration started in New Orleans
  3. The first “krewe” ( carnival club)in New Orleans to conduct parade was formed in 1856
  4. Green, gold and purple were first specified in proclamations by the Rex organization during their inaugural parade in 1872
  5. In 1875 Louisiana state declared Mardi Gras as state holiday

Activities for tourists at New Orleans during Madri Gras

  1. Watch the public parades in French quarter and other parts of the city
  2. Indulge in food and costumes
  3. Attend one of the open parties thrown across the city
  4. Catch a throw of beads, toys, cups or doubloons by the float riders
  5. Visit National World War II museum

How to reach there


 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, is the nearby airport. It has flights to Montreal, San Francisco, London, Boston, Detriot, Chicago, New York, Panama city, Miami, Dallas, Washington DC etc


The New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal is the central rail depot and is served by the Crescent, operating between New Orleans and New York City;

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1.  Laura Plantation. (63 kms away)
  2. Baton Rouge ( 130 kms away)
  3. Avery Island ( 222 kms away)
  4. Venice, Louisiana( 122 kms away)
  5. Chauvin Sculpture Garden ( 115 kms away)

Some hotels in New Orleans for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

India House Hostel

Travelodge by Wyndham New Orleans

Mardi Gras RV Park

Motel 6 New Orleans

Ramada by Wyndham New Orleans

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 Photo courtesy:By Flickr user radiate2357 – Photo by Flickr user radiate2357 at [1], CC BY 2.0,


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