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Mardi Gras In The Mountains – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 2/15/2021 at 2:15pm

Aimee and Caroline Smallwood and other Transylvania County residents decorated their homes to celebrate Mardi Gras. (Times photos by Park Baker)

"Hey Mister, throw me something" is the famous phrase you hear in New Orleans as people line the streets watching the parades go by.

"Right now it's Carnival time. Oh, it's Carnival time where everybody's having fun!" is a tune well heard. This year there will be no traditional Mardi Gras celebrations anywhere on Tuesday. No parades. No carnival balls. New Orleans was hit very hard by the pandemic on its early onset as a result of people from all over the world enjoying the revelry in the "Big Easy" in 2020.

New Orleans is known as the "City that Care Forgot."

The spirit of New Orl...

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