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The biggest Street Party - Haiti Kanaval 2015

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The biggest Street Party - Haiti Kanaval 2015

The biggest Street Party - Haiti Kanaval 2015

Although the exact date of the first celebration of Madri Gras in New Orleans is unknown, but as per record, the first Mardi Gras parade was held in New Orleans in 1837 and the first parade of floats on Feb. 24, 1857 by the Krewe of Comus. When people think of Madri Gras in New Orleans, the first thing that comes into mind are its incredible colorful floats that brings the festival parades into life. Since its first appearance in New Orleans, the floats of Madri Gras, day by day, have become progressively more detailed, complex and spectacular. The occasion generates $840 million annually with a number of recorded attendance of 1.4 million. However, for safety reasons, the city authority of New Orleans has restricted the heights of the floats to a maximum of 18 feet to avoid hitting traffic lights, but without restricting their lengths. Some of the biggest floats in the city, like "Leviathan", "Bacchus" are more than 50 feet long!

Port-au-Prince hosts one of the largest Mardi Gras carnival in the Caribbean and North America. Each year the city explodes in vibrant color, light and festive music. These celebrations are each year funded by the government, wealthy Haitian families and businessmen.

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