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The party is back in New Orleans as Mardi Gras returns

The Zulu parade at Mardi Gras. (Shalina Chatlani/WNNO)
The Zulu parade at Mardi Gras. (Shalina Chatlani/WNNO)

Revelers will be back in New Orleans this weekend as Mardi Gras returns in full force after a year away.

The city canceled 2021’s traditional parades after Mardi Gras 2020 became a superspreader event, infecting thousands and turning New Orleans into an early pandemic hot spot.

We get the latest on this year’s celebrations from Shalina Chatlani, a health reporter with the Gulf States Newsroom.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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