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King Cakes & Floats? 5 Mardi Gras Facts

Floats, nudity and parades: Mardi Gras is a time of revelry and raucousness. From king cakes to sparkly beads, here are five fun facts about the origins of Mardi Gras fixings. Full story

Happy Fat Tuesday! KLG, Hoda celebrate Mardi Gras

  Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are letting the good times roll in Santa Monica as Mardi Gras rocks New Orleans.  They pick some of their favorite signs from the audience and share photographs in which viewers show how they define love.

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  Mardi Gras bash in full swing in French Quarter

Revelers flood the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans, La., to celebrate Fat Tuesday, the annual bash that marks the end of the Mardi Gras season. NBC News’ Jay Gray reports.

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People throw beads from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel to crowds below on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Despite threatening skies, the Mardi Gras party carried on as thousands of costumed revelers cheered glitzy floats with make-believe monarchs in

Mardi Gras weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Mardi Gras weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana USA

epa03578218 The crowds scream as a float rides down the street during the Krewe of Bacchus Parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 10 February 2013. Mardi Gras festivities will be happening all weekend long culminating with Fat Tuesday on 12 February 2013. EPA/DAN ANDERSON

New Orleans Celebrates Fat Tuesday on Mardi Gras 2013
New Orleans Celebrates Fat Tuesday on Mardi Gras 2013

epa03580946 Crowds cheer as a float in the Krewe of Zulu Parade rolls down the street during Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 12 February, 2013. Fat Tuesday is the final day of Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans. EPA/DAN ANDERSON