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Float leaving a warehouse on North Broad Street where the floats from the Rex Parade are stored on Fat Tuesday headed to the parade on Mardi Gras Day. 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.