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New Book Explores Unique, Downtown Mardi Gras Celebrations

University Press of Mississippi

After Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, the city debated whether to continue with Mardi Gras celebrations or cancel the parades. They chose to proceed and since 2006, a number of new Mardi Gras practices have gained prominence. Six unique, offbeat, downtown celebrations are examined in a new University Press of Mississippi book called Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans.

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