Annually, hundreds of thousands of individuals go to New Orleans. Giant crowds come for the Mardi Gras <<MAHR dee GRAH>> celebration in February or March. Throughout Mardi Gras, there’s a huge parade with floats, music, and wild, colourful costumes. Many guests additionally go to New Orleans to listen to the town’s well-known jazz music.
New Orleans was established in 1718 by Sieur de Bienville <<syur duh byan VEEL>>. Bienville was governor of the French colony of Louisiana, which included what’s now the state of Louisiana.
In August 2005, New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane induced many deaths and far injury.