Today isn’t just TikTok Tuesday. It is Fat Tuesday. Time to celebrate with a few Mardi Gras party videos. Have  you been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans? It’s crazy. Anything goes, however, that could be the description of New Orleans at any given time. Called “Carnival” worldwide, in the United States, New Orleans is THE premiere place to celebrate.

Mardi Gras party

A reveler makes her way through the French Quarter during Mardi Gras day in New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is renowned for it’s weeks of Mardi Gras parades and parties.

What is Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is  French for Fat Tuesday, also referred to as Shrove Tuesday and even Pancake Tuesday. Its roots can be traced back to medieval times in Europe. It’s a time where Christians would consume all the fats and such in the house to get ready for a season of fasting, the season of Lent. Lent is the six week period leading up to Easter. Christians recognize this time in a variety of ways, a post for another time. Today is the grand finale, the big blowout before the strict reigning in. From decadence to discipline, it’s the embodiment of the yin and yang in the Christian world.

My social media feeds have been full of  Mardi Gras videos and not just from NOLA. The posts have been from similar parties not just around the country, but also around the world. Thank Carnivale in Venice. Regardless, I took the top five from New Orleans that crossed my TikTok feed last night and assembled them here. You don’t have to have an account to view the videos. In addition, no logging in means no getting into trouble at work. Simply scroll down and hit play. Enjoy these top five Mardi Gras Party Videos, and let the good times roll today.

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