Popeyes decorated New Orleans restaurants with Mardi Gras floats despite parade shutdown

While the pandemic has canceled Mardi Gras parades in the city of New Orleans, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has found a way to celebrate the cultural holiday. The fast food chain…

Mardi Gras 2021: New Orleans embracing smaller celebrations on one of the Big Easy’s biggest nights

Fat Tuesday is looking a little leaner than in previous years. New Orleans had previously announced that all Mardi Gras parades — a fixture of the city’s annual celebrations —…

Mardi Gras: What is king cake?

What exactly is the tri-colored confection that makes an appearance at Mardi Gras celebrations across the country? (iStock) Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is usually marked by giant celebrations full…

History of Mardi Gras: Little known facts about the annual celebration

Mardi Gras will look a little bit different in New Orleans this year, as the Louisiana city has prohibited parades due to coronavirus concerns. Locals are still getting into the spirit…

New Orleans officials close 7 bars over COVID-19 violations ahead of Mardi Gras

Getting bars to follow COVID-19 guidelines ahead of Mardi Gras is turning into the big not-so-easy in New Orleans. City officials said they had already shut down seven bars for…

All New Orleans bars ordered to close for Mardi Gras, mayor says: ‘We’re worried about the entire city’

It’s going to be a quiet Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she was ordering all bars in the city to shut from Friday, Feb. 12 through…

All New Orleans bars ordered to close for Mardi Gras, mayor says: ‘We’re worried about the entire city’

It’s going to be a quiet Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she was ordering all bars in the city to shut from Friday, Feb. 12 through…

New Orleans getting creative for Mardi Gras: Thousands of houses decorated as floats

Mardi Gras is coming to New Orleans, but this year featuring special creativity because the coronavirus outbreak canceled the usual festivities. Gone are the elaborate parades mobbed by crowds during…

New Orleans’ pandemic Mardi Gras celebrations involve socially distant events, king cake

Carnival in New Orleans will be a bit quieter than usual this year because of the pandemic, but revelers are still finding safe ways to celebrate.  The festival season —…