How Much is Mardi Gras Worth?

    February 22, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Mardi Gras is the biggest annual party in the country. The entire city of New Orleans turns into a frat house floor and people travel thousands of miles to get wasted, pee in public, and see ugly girls’ boobs in exchange for a 10-cent string of beads. So what’s the point? Does New Orleans benefit in any way from hosting this seemingly pointless week long party? As it turns out, the city of New Orleans makes about $13 million off of the annual festivities, so they’ve got plenty of reasons to make sure that Mardi Gras goes off without a hitch. The smart people over at broke down the numbers with this awesome Mardi Gras Infographic:

    mardi gras infographic(via

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