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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
Kayla Lynette Henderson from Ohio, US
11:11 09/22/2011
hey girl hey
person from Iowa, US
12:07 03/07/2011
very weird
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.
kenton from Alabama, US
09:01 02/24/2011
whoa!I never would have never known!
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
Galen from Maryland, US
20:00 02/22/2010
Lets get us some beads!!!!!!
therese from Maryland, US
13:16 02/18/2010
woo! im gonna party!
alex from Florida, US
11:18 02/16/2010
i dont like mardi gras
jaszmine from Brazil
12:45 02/11/2010
wow cool but ew! mardi gras not better than brazilian chimichanga..

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