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Bacchus Mardi Gras Parade
Bacchus Mardi Gras Parade
Bacchus Mardi Gras Parade
Rex Mardi Gras Parade
Rex Mardi Gras Parade
Rex Mardi Gras Parade

MARDI GRAS KREWES

Mardi Gras krewes throw the parades and each has its own history and traditions. Get to know them all below.

 

Royalty
  • Rex
    Rex has been the global symbol of New Orleans’ most famous holiday since his first appearance in 1872. The all-male krewe is responsible for the concept of day parades, for the official Mardi Gras...
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  • One of the season’s most anticipated and remarkable parades is presented by Zulu, named after the fiercest of the African tribes. Seven years before the black krewe’s 1916 incorporation, the Zulu...
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Super-Krewes
  • 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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Walking Krewes & Parades
Rolling Parades
  • 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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Truck Parades