Diamonds are important during Mardi Gras as they are a part of the Jester’s costume. Our fun holiday brings in millions of people from all over the world for a couple of weeks of parades, a whole lot of liquor, parades, beads and most of all FUN! And don’t forget Bourbon Street, or Marie Laveau’s Voodoo shop. Sounds like a mini-Olympics. How much does Sochi & Mardi Gras have in common? Probably a lot more than most would suspect.