Each year, the week that precedes Lent is a festive blowout of partying that consumes New Orleans society. People come from all over the country and even from foreign countries, to partake of this ultimate party called Mardi Gras. The point of this city wide party is to eat, drink and be merry before the somber period of Lent arrives. Be careful for all those witch doctors that dress up in Mardi Gras voodoo costumes.
Voodoo costumes are not for the faint of heart. You must have a strong constitution to wear these costumes while dealing with spirits around New Orleans during Mardi Gras.
The name Voodoo itself conjures up images of scary looking witch doctors, Voodoo Priestess, potions, pins and dolls.
New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebrations draw thousands of tourists to the city that mingle at the famed parties and parades. As many as a half-million spectators have been estimated to line the route of the major parades. People dress up in various Mardi Gras Costumes.