Mardi Gras 2009

A member of the Zulu parade walks along <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO1001005011280000" title="St. Charles (Kane, Illinois)" href="/topic/us/illinois/kane-county/st.-charles-%28kane-illinois%29-PLGEO1001005011280000.topic">St. Charles</a> Avenue on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES0000047" title="Mardi Gras" href="/topic/arts-culture/holidays/mardi-gras-EVFES0000047.topic">Mardi Gras</a> day on February 24, 2009 in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100101011265" title="New Orleans" href="/topic/us/louisiana/orleans-parish/new-orleans-PLGEO100100101011265.topic">New Orleans</a>, Louisiana. The Mardi Gras celebration ends at midnight, when the Catholic Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday and culminates with <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="12014002" title="Easter" href="/topic/religion-belief/easter-12014002.topic">Easter</a>.

( Chris Graythen, Getty Images / February 24, 2009 )

A member of the Zulu parade walks along St. Charles Avenue on Mardi Gras day on February 24, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Mardi Gras celebration ends at midnight, when the Catholic Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday and culminates with Easter.

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