What Is Lundi Gras?

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Lundi Gras is part of New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebrations; in French, "Lundi" means "Monday," making this the Fat Monday predecessor of Fat Tuesday. The event can be seen as a kick-off to Mardi Gras celebrations, with a number of parades and events to help build anticipation for the big day.

In some ways, Lundi Gras is a precursor to Mardi Gras, though in many other ways, this is a party and a destination in its own right as one of several days in New Orleans' Carnival celebrations. There are events that take place on New Orleans' waterfront during the day, and there are also parades and other activities at night.