Thousands of houses decorated for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras parades are canceled due to COVID, so thousands of New Orleans houses are being decorated as floats. (Jan. 27)

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MEGAN BOUDREAUX: It's New Orleans. There's like a porch culture. We have where, you know, a lot of people have a stoop or a balcony, and it's a way that we can, like, decorate, and go all out, and direct our creative energy, and then, like, wave at everybody from a distance. And just, like, reverse the parade.

EILEEN TOMCZUK: I am so excited about the installation. I love all the artwork.


DORRIA AMER: We are just ecstatic, and it's almost like a parade in the neighborhood.

MEGAN BOUDREAUX: What I've been calling it is the parade at home order, as like a play on the stay at home order from last year. You can still throw things. That's actually a very socially distant activity. [LAUGHS]


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