New Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations were almost cancelled last year due to the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. However, the festival is back in full swing for this month. The city’s hotels have reported a brisk business, with over a million people expected to attend the city’s biggest celebration.
This year, New Orleans celebrates with the Mardi Gras parades. Parades are led by krewes and are a popular event. While the large official parades are the busiest parts of the holiday, locals celebrate the festival in a number of ways.
Royal Street was the place where Mardi Gras festivities began. Thousands of revelers gathered in satirical as well as current costumes. This year’s event will mark the first year that the coronavirus counts have fallen to a more manageable level.
The New Orleans Police Department and its federal and state partners are working 12-hour shifts to protect the public. New Orleans Health Department has increased its efforts to improve safety and public health. Mardi Gras security has been a top priority. It is expected that hotels in the city will operate at full capacity during the festival.
Besides the festivities on Mardi Gras, the city will also host a number of family-friendly events. The Mardi-Gras Parade, a family event, will be held on February 18, this year. It will feature live music, Louisiana favorites, as well as a children’s court where children can get their faces painted and play interactive games.
Louisiana’s state holiday is Mardi Gras. The festivities begin weeks before the actual date. The 2021 Mardi Gras was cancelled by a COVID pandemic, but the festivities will be back in full swing for Mardi Gras 2020.
The Krewe of Elks parade begins at Napoleon Avenue and S. Claiborne Street in New Orleans. The parade is broadcast by WAFB, a local television station. Drivers must find alternate routes to get to the parade route, as the parade route is closed during the parade. This increases the time required to deliver a package.