Mardi Gras around the globe

Mardi Gras marks the season before Lent, when austere self-denial is the rule, and folks party down in a burst of normally out-of-bounds behavior that can last anywhere from a few days to a few months. It’s celebrated all over the world — in different forms, under different names and at different times — but everywhere in the same spirit of sanctioned abandon.

Text by Kris Collingridge | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Feb 12, 2013 8:48PM
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Y'all totally missed New Orleans Mardi Gras. With all the beauty on the streets, you put up a shot of y'ats at the barricade in Metarie. Too bad. We had a good one.
Feb 12, 2013 11:38AM
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Listen up people...ya a see ah Carnaval til ya see Trinidad & Tobago!!!  Google it!!!!  Trini ta da bone fa life!!!!
Feb 12, 2013 11:37AM
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The most wonderful choices in our lives is to celebrate as much as we can. BOTH ways: Religiously & Partying... :)
Feb 12, 2013 11:29AM
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Saturday before Mardi Gras the Krewe of Edymion rolls in New Orleans. It is one of the largest parades in the world Kelly Clarkson was the grand marshal and performed in the Superdome were the parade ends. Endymion rolled out a new float this year that was over 100 yards long and carried over 250 riders the largest ever in New Orleans. The French Quarter is for the adults the parade routes are for the families, you can have the best of both in New Orleans
Feb 12, 2013 11:09AM
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"Mardi gras around the world" Not even! this article sucks and the writer doesn't have a clue. 

Feb 12, 2013 11:05AM
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You forgot one of the greatest Carnivals, three colorful holydays with music, parades and partying in BARRANQUILLA-COLOMBIA. Only who has lived it has enjoy it!!!!.

Feb 12, 2013 11:03AM
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http://www.venice-ca​rnival-italy.com/pho​togallery.php

http://www.nocturnar​.com/forum/fotografi​a/604960-carnaval-de​-brasil-2013-imagene​s.html

http://www.multivu.c​om/mnr/54773-sydney-​gay-and-lesbian-mard​i-gras-parade-and-pa​rty-an-outstanding-s​uccess

http://www.bing.com/​images/search?q=carn​aval+duitsland+2013&​qpvt=carnaval+duitsl​and+2013&FORM=IGRE

and 100+ more countrys !!!!
Feb 12, 2013 10:42AM
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Um they forgot to put Panama and Colombia on here. If they're gonna have a article on Carnivals then they should do it right!
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I mean....OK....humans are stupid! 
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