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50th annual Greasing of the Poles

Posted: 1:02 PM, Feb 21, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-21 14:17:33-05
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NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans hotel hosted its 50th annual Greasing of the Poles, kicking off the French Quarter's Mardi Gras weekend.

The tradition, which actually serves an important purpose, has turned into an entertaining show itself.

The Royal Sonesta Hotel celebrating its 50th birthday by continuing the tradition of greasing the poles to keep overzealous Mardi Gras revelers from climbing onto the hotel's balconies.