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Today in NOLA: 2.09.16


 

Mardi Gras Day is finally here. After the major parades Rex and Zulu roll, be on the lookout for some micro krewes marching behind them. Lyons Carnival Club follows Zulu making stops at bars and waking up Uptown beforehand. Mondo Kayo dances down the route ending on Frenchmen for an all day dance party. Fat Tueesday has not fallen on February 9th in over 75 years. Now more info on Fat Tuesday.


Mardi Gras Weather Outlook


There is only one reason to turn on a television during Lundi Gras: the weather report. However, there is no reason to mess with middling meteorologists. Straight form the National Weather Service (NWS), NODef brings you the outlook for the big day. (And, that outlook is looking good!)


Parade Planner, Mardi Gras Day


Carnival is a time for parades, and Mardi Gras Day is the climax. The iconic Zulu and Rex will roll down St. Charles Ave. However, in addition to these giants and neighborhood micro-krewes, several other walking parades will keep the city busy on Fat Tuesday.


Zulu Review

Mardi Gras Photos from African-American Krewe's Parade, Fest



It may have been cold and wet, but the Zulu Social Aide and Pleasure Club made sure Mardi Gras spirits were raised on the route Tuesday morning.


Parade Planner: Weather, Routes for Rex, Zulu & Many More Parades


Carnival is a time for parades, and Mardi Gras Day is the climax. The iconic Zulu and rex will roll down St. Charles Ave. However, in addition to these giants and neighborhood micro-krewes, several other walking parades will keep the city busy on Fat Tuesday.


Mardi Gras Rewind


As offices and awkward conversation replaced beads and costumes, it's almost hard to remember a mere week ago we were getting ready for the big day. Yet, now that the hangover's gone and the post-Carnival cold is working its way through, its worth looking at what happened with fresh eyes. On Mardi Gras Day, NoDef photographer Alexei Kazantsev was there to document the explosion of great costumes and boundless life. His photos (after the jump) are making us wish we were back there!


The Characters of Mardi Gras: A Photo Essay


During Carnival time, it's the floats, throws and groups with archaic names that set the table. But for many, the characters you can see just by walking down the street are enough entertainment by themselves. NoDef photographer Kat Arnold was out this weekend to capture the unique blend of creative spirit, limitless energy, and - since he always seems to be everywhere - Mayor Mitch. We're already looking forward to next year! Click through for a slideshow.


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