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Mardi Gras 2019: What you need to know

Arguably one of the biggest parties in the world, New Orleans knows how to have a good time. Mardi Gras translates from French to Fat Tuesday, and is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday.

With carnival season in full swing, here’s what you need to know!

Where are parades taking place

Let the good times roll! Check out regular parades on the schedule and find route maps here.

NBC New Orleans affiliate WDSU also has a Mardi Gras parade tracker app, and see what crowd conditions are like before you leave the door here.

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Getting around

Check out this guide on road closures and public transportation, including detours and diversions.

Uber has info on surge pricing, tips, and what to expect come Feb. 27 through March 5.

Meanwhile, Lyft will be setting up free Wi-Fi hotspots along the parade route Uptown. They will also be offering up a promo code, FAMILYGRAS2019, for those who choose to use the ride-sharing service.

Winston is currently a freelance technology and travel broadcast journalist, consultant, and is the creator and founder of Master Travellr—Canada’s destination for travel news, guides, and budget recommendations.

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