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New Year, New Orleans

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  • Algiers Mardi Gras Festival
    02/04/2023
    The Algiers Mardi Gras Festival is a free, festive, family-friendly event held on the first Saturday in February. Get into the Mardi Gras spirit with a community parade, food, and lots of music. A...
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  • Krewe du Vieux Parade
    02/04/2023
    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,...
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  • Krewe of Cleopatra Parade
    02/10/2023
    The Krewe of Cleopatra is named for the Egyptian Queen of the Nile, an actual person rather than a mythological figure like the namesakes of most Mardi Gras krewes. The club was founded in 1972 as the...
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  • Krewe of Pontchartrain
    02/11/2023
    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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  • Krewe of Carrollton
    02/12/2023
    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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  • Krewe of Muses
    02/16/2023
    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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  • 53rd Annual Greasing of the Poles
    02/17/2023
    The Royal Sonesta New Orleans will host its annual signature event the Greasing of the Poles at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 17 with the 2023 theme “ Grease Like a Royal. ”  Renowned...
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  • Krewe of Hermes
    02/17/2023
    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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