Mardi Gras 2013: Let’s Get This Party Started



Okay… technically, it is the Friday before Mardi Gras, but the party is alive and well in New Orleans!

It’s my favorite holiday. It’s  superior to Halloween, and it’s a shame the rest of the country is in the dark about what a festive time they’re missing. Free stuff, parades, costumes, masks, music, having a drink at 9am… what’s not to love?!

If the rest of the country knew what a wonderful week of celebration this was, they’d be planning their parade routes for next Carnival season.

I’m heading back to New Orleans today with good friends to enjoy the festivities over the next four days, and I can’t wait! I didn’t get to go last year, and there’s nothing like the thrill of the first parade and that first catch of beads.

To celebrate, here are photos from previous Mardi Gras celebrations in 2009 and 2011.


2009: Laryssa’s First Mardi Gras

2009 Mardi Gras Collage 1






2011: Bringing the Friends






In putting this post together, I realize these photos are on the tame side – something I vow to fix on my trip to Mardi Gras this year.

Laissez les bon temps rouler!


Author: Laryssa

Laryssa has spent 6+ years working on an assortment of film and television projects. She writes about her experiences to help (and amuse) others. If she's not working, she's either traveling, reading or writing about travel, or planning travel. Follow , Twitter, or Facebook.

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