Celebrating Mardi Gras

Published: Feb 07 2013 03:23:24 PM EST   Updated On: Mar 04 2014 01:00:00 AM EST

In the United States, Mardi Gras draws millions of fun-seekers to New Orleans every year. Mardi Gras has been celebrated in New Orleans on a grand scale, with masked balls and colorful parades, since French settlers arrived in the early 1700s. But what is Mardi Gras all about? Use the buttons below to find out more!

Advertisement

Latest From The Newsroom

U.S. and World News

  • Kaci Hickox

    Courtesy Kaci Hickox

    Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Maine nurse

    A Maine judge on Friday ruled in favor of a nurse who defied a quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities, saying local health officials failed to prove the need for a stricter order enforcing an Ebola quarantine.

    District Court Chief Judg...

Advertisement

Rick's Zany Facts & Wacky News

Zany Facts: Redneck Technology

Zany Facts Redneck Technology

Zany Facts for Friday 10/31/14

Wacky News - Knit , Pearl 2

Wacky News - Knit Pearl 2

Wacky News 10/30/14

View More Zany Facts
Advertisement