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Mardi Gras celebrations begin in New Orleans

February 13, 2018 08:29 AM

(NBC News) -- Mardi Gras celebrations have officially begun in the Big Easy.

Known for it's parties and parades, New Orleans famed Bourbon Street will be packed with people from across the world. 

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Millions crowd the streets each year decked out in beads and colorful costumes with a front row seat to one of the nation's wildest parties of the year. 

"The music is great,the atmosphere is amazing. Everyone is in a great mood" said Mardi Gras Revelers, Claire Zamora and Adriana Guerrero. 

The festivities are estimated to bring hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy. 

Making it a win-win for both business and pleasure.

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