To help celebrate Mardi Gras, Zatarain’s, along with some New Orleans officials and celebrities, rang the opening bell for the New York Stock Exchange from Jackson Square (article and photo from The NYSE has video of the event from both Wall Street and from the Washington Artillery Park across from Jackson Square, although it erroneously identifies it as the closing bell. And I must point out, as of 3:00pm, EST, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up over 200 points.

PS: the Dow closed over 191.