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New Orleans Carnival Krewes: The History, Spirit & Secrets of Mardi Gras (Paperback)

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By Rosary O'Neill, Kim Marie Vaz (Foreword by)
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Let the good times roll down in New Orleans Read the secrets and origins of the beloved Mardi Gras.


New Orleans practically owns Mardi Gras, and you would be hard-pressed to find someone who would deny it. The wild celebration brings thousands of tourists to Louisiana each year, but none of it would be possible without the carnival krewes. The backbone of this Big Easy tradition, different krewes put on extravagant paries and celebrations to commemorate the beginning of the Lenten season. Historic krewes such as Comus, Rex, and Zulu date back generations and have become part of New Orleans' greater history, but today, what was once an exclusive position has widened their reach and new krewes are inaugurated regularly to enrich the flavor of Louisiana's cultural melting pot. Through careful and detailed research of over three hundred sources, author and New Orleans native Rosary O'Neill explores this storied institution, its antebellum roots, and its effects in the twenty-first century.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781626191549
ISBN-10: 1626191549
Publisher: History Press (SC)
Publication Date: February 11th, 2014
Pages: 238
Language: English