10 Places in the World (Outside of New Orleans) Where You Can Celebrate Mardi Gras

Michele Herrmann

While New Orleans rightfully gets attention for its Mardi Gras festivities, other locations within the United States and around the world also know how to go all-out to celebrate before Lent begins. Across the globe, Mardi Gras celebrations take on different names (think Carnaval or Carneval) and meanings, and even carry on longtime traditions or adopt new ones. From the Americas to Europe and through the Caribbean, go on a global journey to discover how destinations spend their days ahead of Ash Wednesday in truly colorful splendor.

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