Where the party at? Party people from all over will begin their journeys to the year's biggest carnival celebration of life, Mardi Gras, during the last week of February in New Orleans, Louisiana. Whether you've been there done that, don't quite know what the hype is all about, or dream about heading down south for a taste of it all, you know that Fat Tuesday is one holiday you don't want to miss — and there are so many fun ways to celebrate Mardi Gras around the world that it may seem impossible to fit it all in one day.
While most people from the world over can recognize the purple, green, and gold colors of a Mardi Gras celebration, not everyone will have the opportunity to experience the crowds, celebrations, and unforgettable food of this epic deep-south holiday. Still, there is hope for the non-travelers yet. The party doesn't stop in the city of beignets, crawfish, and hushpuppies. There are a number of ways to ignite the spark, draw a crowd, and get the celebrations popping in your local 'hood.
With a little imagination and the Louisiana spirit, you can celebrate Mardi Gras from anywhere in the world – here are nine unique ways to do it.