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NOLA Mardi Gras will go on, but will look different amid 'new reality'

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Posted at 8:17 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 21:17:52-05

Mardi Gras celebrations will go on in New Orleans next year, but the city said the festivities will have a different look to adapt to the "new reality" of COVID-19.

City officials released a statement Thursday, saying the city is working with krewe captains and the community to "determine what Carnival will look like at a time when our resources are stretched so thing and many of our traditions present dangers to public health."

Additional details on what changes may be made are expected to be released in the coming weeks.

According to WBRZ, several krewes have called off their 2021 rides in exchange for the city agreeing that the krewes would retain their spot on the 2022 schedule. Bacchus said it's planning to "present its typical high quality parade for the citizens of New Orleans and the world on February 14, 2021" pending approval from the city.

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