Traditions, Parades, and Foods
Parades are a major part of celebrating Mardi Gras, and what's a parade without some really great floats? Ever since krewes began parading through New Orleans over 100 years ago, parade floats have played a major role in Mardi Gras history.
Some floats are elaborate and beautiful, while others are funny and satirical. Many krewes have a theme to their parade each year, and so floats are created to reflect those themes. Thousands of dollars are poured into making these floats, and they're not made overnight. Krewes work on these creations year-round, often at secret "dens" around the city. We're not exaggerating when we say krewes take their floats seriously.
On parade day, dozens of krewe members will ride on the floats, tossing beads and home made "throws" to cheering crowds. Seeing what the krewes come up with each year is never boring, and makes each parade as exciting as the next.
Each Mardi Gras Parade Krewe has a unique history and theme. Some have been around for decades, while others have been in existence for just a few years.
Krewe of Thoth
Saturday, Feb. 15th, 12pm
Uptown, New Orleans, LA, United States
New Orleans, LA
Music At Mardi Gras
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