Homes in New Orleans are decorated for a markedly different "Fat Tuesday"
The annual holiday of Mardi Gras is celebrated in all of Lousiana since 1875, including its capital New Orleans. Covid pandemic has forced the cancellation of many events, even bars usually allowed to operate were shuttered for five days that began Friday. The city that draws more than a million people on Mardi Gras parties has blocked the French Quarter and Bourbon Street.
However, New Orleans residents didn’t not lose courage or patience and turned their houses into floats. Some people decorated their house and then the news became viral on social media.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said: “If people think they’re going to come to Louisiana, anywhere, or New Orleans and engage in the kind of activities they would have pre-pandemic then they are mistaken and quite frankly they are not welcome here to do that.”
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