Wars and disease have been the main culprits behind disruptions in the city's 164 years of observing Fat Tuesday.
Liquor sales and to-go drinks will also be prohibited in NOLA's French Quarter, along with street vendors and performances.
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Governor John Bel Edwards reiterated Sunday that last month's Mardi Gras celebrations weren't cancelled or downsized because "not one person" at the federal level directed the state to take such action - but he said it's now time to move forward.
In celebration of Mardi Gras season coming to a head with Fat Tuesday, dig into a few annual traditions you might not be as familiar with.
Although many modern Mardi Gras celebrations are secular in nature, the holiday has strong ties to Christian tradition, with European origins stretching back to and possibly before the middle ages.
Also known as Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras, National Pancake Day is normally celebrated in February or March, depending on when Easter Sunday falls.
Mardi Gras takes place in February or March, depending on when Easter Sunday falls.
It's not too late to bag a good travel deal to join Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, including a hotel stay in the French Quarter, the heart of the city.
The woman was struck by a float during the Krewe of Nyx parade during the final week of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Some believe Mardi Gras is connected to ancient Roman and pre-Roman pagan celebrations that mark the arrival of spring.
The beads were found during a fourth-month clean-up project.
Carnival season wrapped up on Tuesday in the Big Easy after weeks of parades.