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Mardi Gras starts on Friday with new restrictions in New Orleans

Posted at 7:25 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 11:58:00-05

Mardi Gras kicks off Friday.

The city of New Orleans will have restrictions in place to try and prevent the annual tradition from becoming a super-spreader event.

That includes shutting down all bars and prohibiting the sale of drinks to-go.

The city also announced foot traffic to popular places like Bourbon Street will be restricted after 7 p.m.

Mardi Gras runs from Feb. 12 through the 16.