Mardi Gras 2017 A glance at tradition

Yazan Hamid adds a topper to his beer tree while waiting for the parade to begin on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. It is not uncommon for New Orleanians to save their Christmas trees and use them as decorative pieces during Mardi Gras.
New Orleans artist Jason Berrios spends his Mardi Gras earning a little extra cash selling catches on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Carts like Jason's could be found all through out New Orleans during parade days.
During Mardi Gras, it can be hard to find a place to rest, eat and use a clean bathroom. On Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, Companies like this one offer just that to its employees and affiliates with its location being right along the parade route.
A member from the Pussyfooters as she dances her routine on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Pussyfooters are a women's dancing group that hosts an annual Blush Ball to raise money for various causes.
The Lucky Klowns as they make balloon animals to hand out on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.
Carolina Avila waves and whoops to receive catches being thrown from the floats on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Many people end up with bags of catches that range from beads and koozies, to stuffed-animals.
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