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So, It’s Ash Wednesday Already And Mardi Gras Is Over… What Do You Do With The Beads?

This isn't just a problem for people in Louisiana anymore! It's no surprise a 'festival' featuring booze, beads and boobs would be adopted in other areas of the country, is it? Heck no!

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On Fat Tuesday, A Tribute to Dr. John

As parades wind through the French Quarter and second lines form from Basin to Canal Street, it's as good a day as any to pay tribute to the arbiter of New Orleans music, the legendary Dr. John.

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ArtWalk Takes on a ‘Mardi Gras Madness’ Theme, January 10th in Downtown Abilene [VIDEO]

This months Center for Contemporary Arts 'ArtWalk' is themed 'Mardi Gras Madness' and promises to be just as fun as the real Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Bring the entire family to the historic downtown area of Abilene where restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and entertainment are waiting for you. If you dare, wear your favorite Mardi Gras mask or paint your face and join the parade.

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How Do You Improve Mardi Gras? Add Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell is in New Orleans filming the movie ‘Dogfight,’ which we learned a week ago when he popped up at the New Orleans Arena and read the starting line-ups for the Hornets-Chicago game.

This made the funnyman an easy choice to lead the annual Krewe of Bacchus parade Sunday. And, of course, he dressed up like a king. 

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What Exactly Is the History Behind Mardi Gras?

After Hurricane Katrina devastated the Atlantic Coast in 2005, New Orleans, and the region as a whole, gained more prominence in the national and international news, and rightly so.

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Mardi Gras Around The World [VIDEO]

Did you think Mardi Gras was strictly a New Orleans thing? Think again.

In Belgium Mardi Gras is the most important day of the year. Belgians celebrate the Carnival of Binche in the city of Binche, which features lots of music and dancing.

Sweden celebrates Fettisdagen, translating to "Fat Tuesday."

In Canada Mardi Gras is celebrated throughout the country, especially in the french-speaking Quebec, where the Quebec Winter Carnival is one of the most iconic of Canadian festivals.

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