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52nd Annual Greasing of the Poles

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Enjoy the 52nd annual Greasing of the Poles brought to you by the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the French Quarter. Greasing of the Poles is considered by many to be the French Quarter’s official kickoff to Mardi Gras weekend. Royal Sonesta New Orleans originated the ritual of greasing the building’s support poles as a practical means to deter overzealous revelers from shimmying up to the coveted balcony space. Over half a century later, the practice has evolved into a star-studded and music-filled event, even spawning its own international fan club from Switzerland.
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Royal Sonesta New Orleans

The resort-style, AAA Four Diamond rated Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers the best of the Big Easy with traditional courtyard and balconies, pool, Restaurant R’evolution, The Jazz Playhouse, Desire Oyster Bar, Le...