All across Louisiana, folks are lined up for the parades. Floats, beads, food and cold beer can be found everywhere you turn. New Orleans is ground zero for Mardi Gras, but cities all over are throwing down today. Here is the history of Mardi Gras celebrations all over Louisiana.
Mardi Gras in South Louisiana is kind of like breathing - we just do it. There are so many historical traditions, we rarely think about the significance of what we're doing. Why do we even throw beads at Mardi Gras?