From King Cake to Hurricane, NOLA Mardi Gras Isn't for the Faint-Hearted

Mardi Gras and New Orleans. The two have almost become eponymous. The 2014 season kicked off in February and counts down to the official Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), on Mar 4 . After this time, the Catholic Christian world enters into lent, a time of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. Well, everywhere except in New Orleans; there it's always feasting and never fasting. It's Carnivale perks without "lenten" works. But at the altar of St. Louis Cathedral, the penitent come, even in this sin-soaked city. From King Cake to Hurricane, NOLA Mardi Gras Isn't for the Faint-Hearted

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