Mardi Gras 2016 is here! The party is well underway in New Orleans for this colorful and festive holiday, and if you weren’t able to make it out for the celebration, we’ve got you covered. Click through the gallery to check out tons of fun pics from this wild event!
Things are getting craaaaazy in New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2016! Beads are flying and masks are aplenty as the Fat Tuesday celebrations officially get underway on Feb. 9, and we’ve rounded up a bunch of photos for you to feel like you’re right there in NOLA partying it up. Check ’em out right here!
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Thousands began gathering in New Orleans over the weekend in anticipation of Mardi Gras, but Fat Tuesday will mark the biggest party day of them all. Parades and celebrations kicked off in the weeks before the big day for Carnival season, which begins Jan. 6, and Bourbon Street has been packed in the lead up to the day before Lent, which is when Fat Tuesday falls every year.
Celebs are getting in on the fun, too, taking part in parades and riding on floats to celebrate the occasion. Solange Knowles looked gorgeous in an all-red ensemble — yes, right down to the wig and boots! — when she attended a Mardi Gras party on Feb. 8, and Harry Connick Jr. had a blast with his wife, Jill, while riding in the Orpheus parade. Nathan Fillion also attended that march, while Anthony Mackie went to the Bacchus parade on Feb. 7.
Mardi Gras is a perfect celebration to dress up in colorful costumes, providing one last hoorah before the season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, 46 days before Easter. Click through the gallery to get a taste of what Mardi Gras is really about right now!
HollywoodLifers, will you ever go to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras? Which celeb would YOU want to party with?