Spanish international student holding a sign while celebrating Mardi Gras during a parade in Louisiana
Victoria’s sign got her an impressive selection of Mardi Gras beads!

Mardi Gras

It's my first Mardi Gras, and I couldn't wait to live this experience with all my new friends and my American family. I went to my first parade and had an awesome time! First, we went to have breakfast—we ate the best donuts in town! After that, we met with our friends to head to the parade. After waiting a couple of hours, the parade was ready to start. It was more than 60 floats—all in just one parade!

The floats were playing Mardi Gras music and throwing a bunch of beads. I can't wait to go to the next parade!

—Victoria (Spain), hosted by the Boudreaux family (LA)