Fat Tuesday is followed by Hungover Wednesday (that's today), in case you didn't know. But if you're like me and spent your night responsibly preparing for aÂ major test on this, the first day of the Lenten season (that's why we celebrate Mardi Gras!), check out the bead-tastic recap of the night of purple, green and gold.
The traditional celebration in New Orleans, huffingtonpost.com
Check out a full slideshow of pics from the New Orleans Mardis Gras here.
And just in case, you're feeling a little lackluster about your own Mardis Gras celebration, check out how the Belgians celebrate and espouse gratitude!