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New Orleans

Experience 300 Years Worth of Stories, Celebrations and One-of-a-Kind Culture
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  • Krewe du Vieux Parade
    02/16/2019
    During the earliest years of New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebrations, satire was often the theme of the major krewes' parades. Over time, less controversial themes evolved, such as mythology, historical...
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  • Pontchartrain
    02/23/2019
    Pontchartrain was appointed as France’s Minister of Marine during the reign of Louis XIV. Chartered in 1975 as the decade’s first new parade in Orleans Parish, the krewe derives its name from the lake...
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  • Carrollton
    02/24/2019
    This parading club was founded in 1924 and is named after the uptown neighborhood of Carrollton – once a small township located on the edge of Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. The group started...
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  • Nyx
    02/27/2019
    The Mystic Krewe of Nyx is named for the goddess of the night, one of the most powerful goddesses who represents the dark light that falls from the stars. The krewe was established to connect women of...
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  • Muses
    02/28/2019
    The nine Muses were the daughters of Zeus in Greek mythology. In New Orleans several uptown streets bear their names. This club was founded in 2000 and is made up of a group of women who describe...
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  • Hermes
    03/01/2019
    During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Carnival schedule had shrunk to only three parades staged on Mardi Gras Eve and on Fat Tuesday. To offer visitors more days to enjoy the pleasures of the...
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  • Le Krewe D'Etat
    03/01/2019
    Le Krewe D’Etat was founded in 1996 to help resurrect the traditional satirical style of Mardi Gras parades. The club’s first appearance in 1998 was well-received by parade critics and by the general...
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  • Endymion
    03/02/2019
    Named for the Olympian god of fertility and eternal youth, the largest krewe in Mardi Gras history was founded in 1967 as a small neighborhood venture in the Bayou St. John-Gentilly area. By 1974,...
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