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New Orleans predicts to recycle record amount of Mardi Gras beads

BK Mardi Gras Beads Web Video Hundreds of thousands of people visit New Orleans each year for Carnival season. Others are looking for more sustainable ways to dispose of beads. Fat Tuesday is the biggest day of the year during Carnival season, and each year hundreds of thousands of people descend on the Big Easy […]

Mood-Tracking CCTV Cameras Deployed at Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

Surveillance cameras capable of measuring the “mood” of crowds and counting cell phone frequencies to track people were deployed at the Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras parade in Sydney, Australia on Saturday. Dynamic crowd-measurement company CCTV technology monitors Sydney’s Oxford Street as Sydney’s LGBTQ-themed Mardi Gras parade takes place for the first time since 2019, […]

New Orleans Mayor Caught Flipping Middle Finger at Mardi Gras Parade

New Orleans Democratic Mayor LaToya Cantrell sparked criticism over the weekend when she was caught flipping a bird at a Mardi Gras celebration. The obscene gesture was made at the Crew of Taxes parade outside the city’s historic Gallia Hall. Cantrell gave what appeared to be a middle finger to those riding one of his […]

Belgium celebrates first Binche Mardi Gras post-Covid

Beatrice and Karl Kersten are running out of time on a sunny winter morning ushering in a glorious Mardi Gras. In a warm workshop decorated with pictures of their ancestors, the couple crouches at the sewing machine. They are busy putting the finishing touches on the delicate lace details that adorn carnival costumes. The entire […]