There was a perfect, sunny day at the festival, and it felt like nothing could go wrong. My sister and I arrived in New Orleans on the eve of Mardi Gras. this carnival like a Russian holiday - the Maslinica. Because, in this festival also see off the winter and meet spring.
Only at Mardi Gras happens magnificent colorful parade, with beautiful platforms, and actors dressed in beautiful costumes. But Mardi Gras guests dressed in carnival costumes. I and my sister have bought mask. She bought horrible clown mask. I picked a beautiful mask with feathers.
On Mardi Gras has its own traditions! On Mardi Gras, on the highest platform sitting king queen parade. They are selected before the holiday. And one of the main tasks, draw their attention to you! There is another tradition....With the crowd of guests, throw beads. Everyone is wearing purple, green, and gold, and adorned with long beads caught from the beautiful platform. During Mardi Gras, nearly all businesses and roads are closed.
And then came the evening! Music could be heard throughout the city. In the French Quarter festival began! We came earlier this got up at the best places, and with bated breath waited for the beginning!
And finally! Huge platform with music and dancing people in colorful costumes rode forward. One was like a pirate ship! Another platform was like a Greek god Dionysus ...It was memorable ...
Suddenly, a huge beads thrown right into my sister! At this time, she takes off her mask. Because it was very hot. And beads struck her right in head!
We came out of the crowd. At my sister heavily head spinning from the blow, and the beads were really heavy and I had to hold my sister hotel where we stayed.
Because of the sisters, I could not come back. Ah ...I dreamed of seeing Mardi Gras parade! And he saw only the beginning! I was very upset! big.