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Mardi Gras is canceled, so residents are making their homes into floats: ‘New Orleans doesn’t know how to do anything halfway’

Victoria Gilberti and boyfriend Brian Duley stand in front of the monarch butterfly-themed decorations she created. (Jillian Carruth/Jillian Marie Photography)
Victoria Gilberti and boyfriend Brian Duley stand in front of the monarch butterfly-themed decorations she created. (Jillian Carruth/Jillian Marie Photography)

 

It started on Twitter: “Turn your house into a float and throw all the beads from your attic at your neighbors walking by. #mardigras2021.”

Megan Boudreaux was feeling down three months ago after she learned that New Orleans wasn’t going to issue Mardi Gras parade permits for 2021 because of the pandemic.

The annual holiday wouldn’t be the same, she said, without the elaborate floats made months in advance of Fat Tuesday’s 50-plus parades.

 

“I decided, ‘Well, okay then, I’m going to decorate my house instead, pull some beads out of the attic and throw them at the neighbors,” said Boudreaux, 38, who works as an insurance agent in New Orleans.

Source: Mardi Gras is canceled, so residents are making their homes into floats: ‘New Orleans doesn’t know how to do anything halfway’

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