Imagine walking the streets of New Orleans on the day of Mardi Gras. You can hear the soulful music that entices your feet to tap and your body to dance. The cheery crowd surrounds you, the atmosphere is electric. Everyone has only one thing on their mind: celebrating! Celebrating life, celebrating the culture, celebrating the people. The whole city of New Orleans is alive for Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” if you’ve studied some French. Generally, this event is celebrated on the last day before Ash Wednesday. Every year, it happens around February before the first day of Lent.