MARDI GRA (NEW ORLEANS)

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Month : March/April
Place : New Orleans, U.S.A
Famous For : Carnival
Attractions : Throwing of Beads, Bare breast women, Music, Parades & Picnics

Mardi Gras is music, parades, picnics, floats, excitement and one big holiday in New Orleans, U.S.A. All of the businesses and roads are practically shut down — people are walking everywhere and meeting new friends. Everyone is wearing purple, green, and gold, adorned with long beads caught from the beautiful floats. They sit on the ground throwing balls, playing music, having a picnic, and watching the crowds walk by between parades.

Major Attractions
The main highlights of Mardi Gras are the ribald scenes from Bourbon Street where beads are thrown from balconies to babes baring their breasts. Mardi Gras the coconuts are a great treasure, and they are hard to get. Some women will do anything to get what they want. It’s is the best place to come if you have a child and want to enjoy outdoor picnics and watch the Greatest Free Show on Earth! You and your family will enjoy watching marching bands, listening to music in the air, and catching free toys, doubloons and beads as you catch the excitement in the air. The date of Mardi Gras changes every year because it’s connected to Easter, which can fall on any Sunday between March 23 and April 25. Mardi Gras is scheduled to be 47 days before Easter.

WHAT TO SEE IN LOUSIANA, GEORGIA

New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras

LouisianaNew Orleans should come with a warning label. Not about hurricanes, but about the city’s seductive powers, and the never lefts— the people who came for Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, or a convention, fell prey to the city’s magic — and never left. They danced in Frenchmen Street clubs. They kissed in the French Quarter, ate beignets at Café du Monde. Then they ignored their tickets home. They came for a vacation — and never left. You, too, should go, see, hear, and taste for yourself. New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. You’ll find bowls filled to the rim with gumbo, late nights in dark Jazz clubs, strolls through historic neighborhoods, and tantalizing festivals throughout the year. 

GEORGIA (Savannah, Atlanta) is an eclectic state rich in heritage and history. From the pastoral beauty of rolling countryside and miles of navigable waterways, to quaint cities deeply embraced by the cultures of the past, to bustling, modern urban areas, this Southern state is packed with all kinds of fun things for visitors to see and do.

Savannah

Savannah is one of the most historic coastal cities in Georgia. The city is full of old, southern architecture. Plantations, quaint neighborhoods and tree-lined parks are just a few reasons tourists flock to the city.

Go to Savannah and take a stroll under a canopy of oak trees whose boughs are laden with Spanish moss. On foot is one of the best ways to see the sights of Savannah up close. If walking doesn’t appeal, get comfortable on a trolley tour or see Savannah from a horse-drawn buggy. Enjoy the stately mansions in the squares, and see if you can find out which ones are haunted. Experience the serenity of the beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery with its ornate statues and tombstones. One of the best ways to see the variety of plantations the area has to offer is to take one of Savannah’s many guided tours.enriching the visit further by visits to the Savanna History Museum, the Telfair Museum of Art and the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. If time permits, treat yourself to an excursion on a riverboat on the Savannah River.

Atlanta

Right smack in the middle of Atlanta is the Olympic Centennial Park, a wide open expanse in the middle of a city filled with skyscrapers. The park is dotted with flowering bushes and sports water fountains that are meant to be played in. Visit in the middle of the day and you are likely to be treated to a little lunchtime jazz, or perhaps a little reggae, from a live band. Nearby is the Georgia Dome, home of the Atlanta Falcons and venue for many events. If it’s spring or summer, take in a Braves’ ball game at Turner Field. Visit the World of Coca-Cola and visit the Margaret Mitchell home along with the Gone with the Wind Museum. Pay respects at the beautiful Martin Luther King Memorial. Walk a few blocks to visit the church where King preached. When night falls and the world above-ground slows to a snail’s pace, be sure to check out Underground Atlanta, a six-block underground stretch of eateries, shops and entertainment.