Mardi Gras Live Stream: Today is Mardi Gras! Today is when New Orleans dedicates a day to throwing a huge party, great parades, beads throwing, and did I say party?!
Mardi Gras (pronounced as mardi gra) refers to events of the Carnival celebrations beginning on or after the Epiphany and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras translates to “Fat Tuesday” in French but ethnic English tradition calls it “Shrove Tuesday” which refers to the tradition of eating rich and fatty foods before the start of the lenten season.
In Hamtrack, Michigan, people with Polish descent celebrate this day with their traditional Paczki Day.
You can check out the Mardi Gras parade schedule below.
MARDI GRAS 2010 SCHEDULE
February 16 [Orleans / Jefferson]
* Zulu – Uptown, 8:00 a.m.
* Rex – Uptown, 10:00 a.m.
* Elks Orleans – Uptown, 11:30 a.m.
* Crescent City – Uptown, follows Elks
* Argus – Metairie, 10:00 a.m.
* Jefferson Trucks – Metairie, follows Argus
* Elks Jefferson – Metairie, follows Jefferson
* Grela – West Bank, 11:00 a.m.
* Choctaw – West Bank, Noon
Want to check out Bourbon street in New Orleans on Mardi Gras day? You can take a look at live time-lapse images via Earthcam here or watch the 2010 Mardi Gras live stream coverage below: