Deep in south Louisiana bayou country, the Cajun community of Houma hosts a Mardi Gras celebration with no fewer than 13 different krewes hosting parades over the two-week period leading to Mardi Gras Day (or Fat Tuesday, which is March 4 this year). All parades include floats and marching bands, ornate costumes and throws of beads, doubloons and more. It is a local tradition here to collect throws and bring them to local charities, who then sell them back to krewes for next year’s celebration.
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