The full-scale party is back on in New Orleans for Mardi Gras this week.
With the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases dropping dramatically across the country, officials in New Orleans decided parades can return after being canceled last year.
Record crowds are expected to hit the streets today for Fat Tuesday to see elaborate floats and marching bands once again.
People are out to party as New Orleans’ first full-dress Mardi Gras since 2020 dawns Tuesday, with a day of back-to-back parades through the city and masks against COVID-19 required only in indoor public spaces. https://t.co/8vjPVt4Rqh
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City officials, however, did cut down some of the parade routes because of a police officer staffing shortage.
Fill in the blank: I celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans one year and all I got was _________.