Krewe of Gemini night parade wraps up 2018 Mississippi Mardi Gras

St. Mary's Catholic School students participate in the school's annual Fat Tuesday march

St. Mary's Catholic School students participate in the school's annual Fat Tuesday march

Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", also called Shrove Tuesday. They also lend a helping hand behind the scenes each year to Mardi Gras.

"I hide all of them so they don't think I have any", said one parade goer.

Hoss covered Mardi Gras in Jefferson Parish for many years with WWL.

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A double shooting in New Orleans near the parade route on Mardi Gras injured two men - one critically - and left nearby revelers scrambling. Another, a juvenile boy, was shot in the leg and is in stable condition. His condition is unknown. After Zulu comes Rex, which is followed by two "truck parades" with floats built on flatbed trailers and decorated by the families, neighbourhood groups and other organizations riding in them. Their celebrations during Mardi Gras have come out of a place of resistance and resilience. That is what Mardi Gras is all about.

Stephens wore a lavender wig, black trousers, jacket and top hat and lacy lavender half-gloves. Then she changed that to pastel Goth.

"The kids love it", she said.

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Tuesday's forecast was for cloudy skies, temperatures in the 60s (15 Celsius), and a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms.

The anniversary of this Louisiana port city will feature prominently in Fat Tuesday's festivities.

Just this year, crews pulled 93,000 pounds of plastic carnival celebration beads from storm drains along a five-block stretch of St. Charles Avenue in downtown New Orleans.

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