Mardi Gras 2022: House floats? Yes. Parades? Maybe.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The group behind the wave of houses decorated to look like floats during this year’s pandemic-curtailed Mardi Gras is continuing the tradition in 2022 while the mayor weighs whether to allow parades during the upcoming Carnival season. The Krewe of House Floats announced Friday that it would return next year. Mardi Gras parades were cancelled during the 2021 season out of concern that the massive crowds of people could become a super-spreader event for the coronavirus. In response, people across the city instead decorated their houses to look like Mardi Gras floats, and people traveled around the city looking at them. It’s still not known whether the city will hold parades. Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the city is still studying the issue.