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Britney Spears Joins Mardi Gras Festivities

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Louisiana native daughter Britney Spears will celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans later this month as the devastated city continues to revive – and revert to its old, partying ways.

Spears will join ABC’s Good Morning America on Feb. 28 when the morning show broadcasts live from the Big Easy.

“I am honored to be a part of the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans this year,” the pop star, 24, said in a statement Monday. “It is so important for this amazing city to continue its annual traditions and I am really looking forward to being involved.”

The network, in its own announcement, said that Spears – who grew up in Kentwood, La., and has participated in fundraisers for victims of Hurricane Katrina – will bring “surprises for a group of very deserving young residents.”

The Mardi Gras parade season lasts from Feb. 18-28. Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras Day, is Feb. 28.