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The Saint Louis Cathedral lit up at night on Mardi Gras with a shadow of Chirst cast on the church. Mardi Gras 2011 in New Orleans is expected to be have the largest attendance of all time due to the dates overlapping with college spring break. Mardi Gras also known as Carnival begins on or after Epiphany and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday.