Thousands of revelers took to the streets February 13, 2018, to celebrate Mardi Gras -- or Fat Tuesday. Though New Orleans is best known for the holiday, cities across the country hold parties and parades. Photos by AJ Sisco/UPI
Float riders in the Zulu toss beads to the crowd. In January, New Orleans officials said they found 93,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads while cleaning the popular downtown area over the previous few months.