What do New Orleans and New England have in common? Well… they both start with “New” and have the same number of letters. Oh, and they both have fabulous Mardi Gras celebrations! Granted, New England can’t truly hold a candle to New Orleans when it comes to Mardi Gras revelry and debauchery. (This may have something to do with the fact that it’s still incredibly cold in New England in February.) That said, if you find yourself up north as Fat Tuesday approaches (February 28 in 2017), there are plenty of places where you can feast on Cajun delights, snag some beads, sip intoxicating beverages and celebrate a memorable Mardi Gras.