Friday, January 15, 2021

New Orleans will have "Float Houses" Instead of Parades for Mardi Gras

After last year's Mardi Gras celebrations led to a huge number of COVID cases, the parades are cancelled for this year. But New Orleans is bringing the parade flavor back anyway, by decorating houses as if they were traditional Mardi Gras parade floats! A project called "Hire a Mardi was Artist" is putting artists, float builders, and craftspeople to work transforming homes into colorful art installations. The money raised through donations pays for the work, and also helps struggling musicians and others who are impacted by the Mardi Gras cancellations. (via Boing Boing)


Debra She Who Seeks said...

That's a great idea! Much safer too.

Rocky D said...

People always find a way, if they want to. It's part of what we do well as humans, if we choose to.