World's Greatest Festivals The Ultimate Guide: New Orleans Mardi Gras
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Mardi Gras - Special Post - Katrina Edition, New Orleans, Louisiana
Each year over a million visitors celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Co-hosts Shane Jacobson and Ashley Arcrement celebrate Mardi Gras'' quirks and idiosyncrasies as its inhabitants recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, determined to keep the 150 year Mardi Gras tradition alive. The hosts ride on a float in the parade, attend several Mardi Gras Balls and visit Bourbon Street and the Bourbon Street awards, an event organized by New Orleans'' Gay community.