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

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

Rosary O'Neill


New Orleans is essentially synonymous with Mardi Gras. either evoke the parades, the beads, the costumes, the food--the pomp and situation. The carnival krewes are the spine of this colossal effortless culture. each year, various krewes wear extravagant events and celebrations to commemorate the start of the Lenten season. historical krewes like Comus, Rex and Zulu that date again generations are intertwined with the better historical past of recent Orleans itself. at the present time, new krewes are inaugurated and widen a as soon as specific a part of New Orleans society. via cautious and special examine of over 300 resources, together with fifty interviews with participants of those corporations, 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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