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Andy Garcia, the king of the Krewe of Bacchus in 2011 Mardi Gras rides on a float on Napoleon street. Mardi Gras 2011 in New Orleans is expected to be have the largest attendance of all time due to the dates overlapping with college spring break. Mardi Gras also known as Carnival begins on or after Epiphany and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday.