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Mardi Gras for Kids: Tips for Celebrating in New Orleans

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Feb 7th 2013 10:07 AM
As one happy group of purple-clad visitors wraps up its triumphant visit to New Orleans, another group is currently descending on The Big Easy in advance of Mardi Gras 2013. These travelers are asking a lot of questions: What's the Mardi Gras parade schedule? (It's right here.) Why does everyone on the floats wear masks? (It's the law.) How many beads do you think I'll be able to amass? (A lot.)
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Mardi Gras Beads

by Christopher Curley. Posted Feb 14th 2011 08:00 AM
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Photo by Rafael Rezende on Flickr

Of all the "throws" at Mardi Gras, beads are the most well-known and the most ubiquitous. Far from the mere icons of Bourbon Street revelry, Mardi Gras beads are part of a larger and more meaningful tradition than just that of college students baiting each other to bare skin.
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