Transcript for How New Orleans is celebrating Mardi Gras
I don't know if you realize this, we're a couple of weeks away from mardi gras, but this year New Orleans is getting creative with parades cancelled because of the pandemic. Residents of that beautiful resilient city are decorating their homes to celebrate what they're calling "Yardi gras." it's one of New Orleans' greatest traditions. Mardi gras, a two-week celebration featuring fabulous float parades. Oh, that bead throwing and you better believe there's some party. When the city banned parades due to the coronavirus, longtime Nola resident jokingly tweeted, turn your house into a float and throw all the beads from your attic at your neighbors walking by. I'll just decorate my house and I'll throw some stuff at my Reporter: What started as a quip soon became a movement, turning mardi gras into yard gras. Boudreaux setting up a Facebook group called a crew of house floats. Thousands of homes across the city now decorated divinely, taking on different themes, from classic films, to the prehistoric. Boudreaux meeting with the mayor's office to make sure that abide by the laws. New orleansians working together to decorate. Bringing mardi gras' irreverent humor complete with a vaccine chute. We're from New Orleans and if you're from New Orleans everything everyone gets together. We all get together. Reporter: Like a local band performing outside the jazz fest themed home for a small mask audience. We'll figure out a way to celebrate our cultures. We'll get through it. Reporter: Resilient rev Ellers keeping the tradition going strong. You have to do something like it's in the blood. Happy mardi gras. It was not easy going to college that close to new Orleans.
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