Celebrating Mardi Gras

POSTED: 12:23 PM PST Feb 07, 2013    UPDATED: 10:00 PM PST Mar 03, 2014 

In the United States, Mardi Gras draws millions of fun-seekers to New Orleans every year. Mardi Gras has been celebrated in New Orleans on a grand scale, with masked balls and colorful parades, since French settlers arrived in the early 1700s. But what is Mardi Gras all about? Use the buttons below to find out more!