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No Mardi Gras Parade For Bay Minette This Year

On this Fat Tuesday, the News 5 team took advantage of that nationwide network to let folks know in several TV markets what Mardi Gras is like in Mobile, Baldwin County and Northwest Florida.

Joseph Rhyans moved to Houston in 2002 but says he tries to come back every year. It's held the day before the fasting season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday.

The students marched along the downtown Wilmington campus, with some wearing Mardi Gras-themed costumes and beads to mark the occasion.

New Orleans is known for its Mardi Gras celebrations on Fat Tuesday. The celebration arrived in New Orleans soon after its founding in 1718.

Neighbors living in Citrus Park celebrated Tuesday-Mardi Gras style.

Krewe of Endymion started in 1967 and draws thousands from Mid-City neighborhoods to help kick off its festivities. She says she made a decision to forego a short skirt because it's cold.

A participant in the Red Beans and Rice Mardi Gras Parade walks through New Orleans, Feb. 27 2017 in preparation for fat Tuesday.

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One man was shot in the head and is in critical condition, the other, a male juvenile, was shot in the leg according to Deputy Superintendent Paul Noel. In 1872, a "King of Carnival", Rex, was introduced to preside over the parades.

An estimated 15 million beads are thrown by the Endymion Krewe alone, with millions more being thrown from balconies.

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