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The Parades of Mardi Gras


Parades are put on by carnival krewes (or organizations). Every year, each krewe picks a king and a queen who reign for that parade. The floats are decorated to depict different themes. The floats are pulled by tractors. Most parades have at least 15 floats.


People who belong to the krewe ride on the floats. They throw beads, doubloons, cups, and trinkets to the crowd.


Following the parade, the krewe usually has a ball presenting their king and queen, and their royal court. The royal court includes maids, dukes, pages, captains, and jesters.



Boing Boing Video presents a special episode featuring rare and historic film from Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 1956.








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katherine arend from Ohio, US
18:02 11/10/2011
 
heeeey i have to read about this for homework it seems fun!! :D
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Kayla Lynette Henderson from Ohio, US
11:11 09/22/2011
 
hey girl hey
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person from Iowa, US
12:07 03/07/2011
 
very weird
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Mary Smith from Indiana, US
13:31 03/04/2011
 
My friend thought that video was the Mardi Gras version of the K.K.K.
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kenton from Alabama, US
09:01 02/24/2011
 
whoa!I never would have never known!
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Jasmine from Louisiana, US
14:53 11/07/2010
 
Mardi Gras is my favorite time of the year. I attend each Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans every year. I'm so glad this is here so now I can help my younger siblings and niece understand what Mardi Gras is all about. :D
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Galen from Maryland, US
20:00 02/22/2010
 
Lets get us some beads!!!!!!
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therese from Maryland, US
13:16 02/18/2010
 
woo! im gonna party!
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alex from Florida, US
11:18 02/16/2010
 
i dont like mardi gras
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jaszmine from Brazil
12:45 02/11/2010
 
wow cool but ew! mardi gras not better than brazilian chimichanga..



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