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Parade Planner: Mardi Gras Day


After weeks of parades, it all comes to a peak today, Mardi Gras 2017. The iconic Zulu and Rex will roll down St. Charles Ave. In addition to these giants and neighborhood micro-krewes, several other walking parades will keep the city busy on Fat Tuesday.


Parade Planner: Mardi Gras Day


After weeks of parades, it all comes to a peak today, Mardi Gras Day. The iconic Zulu and Rex will roll down St. Charles Ave. However, in addition to these giants and neighborhood micro-krewes, several other walking parades will keep the city busy on Fat Tuesday.


Rex Books Another Lundi Gras Train Trip


It is widely known that annually Rex reigns as King of Carnival on Mardi Gras. However, Rex does not simply declare himself King. (That would be a coup). No, the momentary monarch arrives with great pomp and circumstance, meets his counterpart in Zulu, and then the Mayor formally hands over the keys to the City. Today, the details were released for Rex’s arrival on Lundi Gras (2.08) Day.


Tis' The Season

2016 Carnival Parade Schedule



In most years, the day after of the Epiphany is a little early to worry about parade schedules, but Mardi Gras comes early in 2015. So, the floats will be rolling in a couple of weeks. Even with a fairly fixed schedule, the dozens of options (combined with the seasonal libations) can make it all a little confusing. So, NoDef offers our annaul guide to the Carnival parades.


Rex Issues Carnival Invitation


Carnival is a time of revelry--often a hazy time of revelry. However, Mardi Gras season is a party deeply steeped in rich traditions. And, naturally, the king of it all is the King of Mardi Gras, Rex. On the Epiphany, Rex issued his annual invitation, officially declaring the start of the season.


Parade Planner, Mardi Gras Day


Carnival is a time for parades, and Mardi Gras Day is the climax. The iconic Zulu and Rex will roll down St. Charles Ave. However, in addition to these giants and neighborhood micro-krewes, several other walking parades will keep the city busy on Fat Tuesday.


Rex Takes the Train


The King of Carnival does nothing without aplomb. That includes Rex’s arrival in New Orleans on Lundi Gras (2.16). However, this year, His Majesty will mix up the traditional arrival at Spanish Plaza.


Rex Issues Invitation to Mardi Gras


It may be just a Tuesday to everyone else in America, but here in New Orleans Mardi Gras is a day of revelry and of celebration of New Orleans’ unique culture. And, the festivities begin with a formal invitation from the King of Mardi Gras, Rex.


Parade Planner: Weather, Routes for Rex, Zulu & Many More Parades


Carnival is a time for parades, and Mardi Gras Day is the climax. The iconic Zulu and rex will roll down St. Charles Ave. However, in addition to these giants and neighborhood micro-krewes, several other walking parades will keep the city busy on Fat Tuesday.


Social Fabric

Mardi Gras Krewe Costumes Through the Ages



Elaborately woven and matched to specific floats, the splendor of modern Carnival costumes derive their power by distracting revelers with artistry. Tracing the historical development of costumes from the earliest Mardi Gras processions in comparison to its modern counterparts, however, we find Carnival costumery as an expression of delicate social balances.

 


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


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