Mardi Gras
<div>51 years ago, the Captain booked a free show with local bands on a stage t help create a crowd at the beginning of Endymion's parade route</div>
<div>Throwing trinkets to the crowd started in the early 1870's by the Twelfth Night Revelers. Originally, the beads were made from glass.</div>
<div>Other popular throws include cups, long pearl beads, stuffed animals, and things that light up</div>
<div>Endymion is the largest parade with 3,100 riders, 37 Floats, Motto is "Throw 'til it Hurts"</div><div><br></div>
<div>By law, float riders must always have a mask on.</div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans | National Geographic</span></div><div><br></div><div><br></div> Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. My Interactive Video My Interactive Video My Interactive Video

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