The full-scale party is back on in New Orleans for Mardi Gras this week.
- With the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases dropping dramatically across the country, officials in New Orleans decided parades can return after being canceled last year.
- Record crowds are expected to hit the streets today for Fat Tuesday to see elaborate floats and marching bands once again.
- City officials, however, did cut down some of the parade routes because of a police officer staffing shortage.
- Fill in the blank: I celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans one year and all I got was _________.
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