New Orleans Carnival Krewes:: The History, Spirit and Secrets of Mardi Gras

By Rosary O'Neill

New Orleans is essentially synonymous with Mardi Gras. either evoke the parades, the beads, the costumes, the food--the pomp and condition. The carnival krewes are the spine of this tremendous effortless culture. each year, varied krewes wear extravagant events and celebrations to commemorate the start of the Lenten season. ancient krewes like Comus, Rex and Zulu that date again generations are intertwined with the higher background of latest Orleans itself. this day, new krewes are inaugurated and widen a as soon as particular a part of New Orleans society. via cautious and precise study of over 300 resources, together with fifty interviews with contributors of those agencies, writer and New Orleans local Rosary O'Neill explores this storied establishment, its antebellum roots and its results within the twenty-first century..

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