New Orleans Hosts Its 1st Full-Dress Mardi Gras Since 2020

People are out to party as New Orleans’ first full-dress Mardi Gras since 2020 dawns, with a day of back-to-back parades through the city and masks against COVID-19 required only in indoor public spaces.

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The Krewe of Proteus rolls on the Uptown route with the theme "Divine Tricksters" in New Orleans on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. People are out to party as New Orleans’ first full-dress Mardi Gras since 2020 dawns Tuesday, with a day of back-to-back parades through the city and masks against COVID-19 required only in indoor public spaces. (Brett Duke/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People are out to party as New Orleans’ first full-dress Mardi Gras since 2020 dawns Tuesday, with a day of back-to-back parades through the city and masks against COVID-19 required only in indoor public spaces. Parade routes are shorter than usual, because there aren’t enough police for the standard ones, even with officers working 12-hour shifts as they always do on Mardi Gras and the end of the Carnival season leading…

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