Beads or bust: Instagram captures Mardi Gras

It’s the time of the year when things tend to get a little crazy down in New Orleans.

Though Mardi Gras celebrations take place throughout the world, it’s the Louisiana city that’s most closely linked with the traditional carnival celebrations.

Here are some of the most compelling images to emerge from NOLA on Instagram this Fat Tuesday.

Photo by bradfordcoy

Kris Holt

Kris Holt

Based in Montreal, Kris Holt has been writing about technology and web culture since 2010. He writes for Engadget and Tech News World, and his byline has also appeared in Paste, Salon, International Business Times, Mashable, and elsewhere.