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rexparade Rex parades for Mardi Gras 2015
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From building your own ladder seat for the kids or hunkering down on the neutral ground with the whole family or heading out to Family Gras, Mardi Gras doesn’t deserves its overall raunchy reputation. Handing down Mardi Gras traditions is a family rite of passage for those in South Louisiana.
French Quarter craziness Sunday before Mardi Gras 2016
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Mardi Gras can be family-friendly, but it can also definitely be for the adults, too. Head down to the French Quarter on Fat Tuesday, and you’ll likely see barely there costumes, alcohol-fueled revelry and cheeky humor, literally and figuratively.
Clean Up 2015
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The unsung heroes.
The city feels as though it’s cleaner than any other time thanks to the legions of workers who help clean up after all the krewes and parade-goers have rolled home. Also part of the magic: The tractor drivers, who criss-cross the city bringing floats down the routes nearly every night.