The holiday of Mardi Gras is celebrated in Southern Louisiana, although
celebrations are ..... It is a tradition, when the flambeau carriers pass by during a
parade, to toss quarters to them in than...
Lighting up the sky with heavy blazing torches, the flambeaux carrier originally
served as a beacon for parade-goers to better enjoy the spectacle of night ...
Feb 13, 2015 ... The spectacle continues today as many krewes hire flambeaux carriers to keep
the tradition alive. The torches have been replaced with metal ...
Flambeaux originated a century and a half ago to light the floats in night parades.
Indeed, the first Flambeaux carriers were slaves and free men of color, that ...
As Mardi Gras pre-dates the invention of electric street lighting, flambeau carriers
have been illuminating the path for organized parades since their inception.
Feb 20, 2007 ... Traditionally, they have come from the city's black neighborhoods. But in the post-
Katrina era, many flambeaux-carriers are no longer in town, ...
Feb 13, 2013 ... New Orleans Mardi Gras: What Are the Flambeau? ... Today you still see mostly
black flambeau carriers with a smattering of whites and other ...
History of Flambeaux. The Flambeaux – A Unique Part of New OrleanFlambeau
carriers at Mardi Grass History. tn_flambeaux picture crop. The tradition of ...
Feb 19, 2011 ... Keepers of the light are known to lead the way for those lost in the dark and that
is a perfect way to describe a flambeau carrier. They carry large ...
Mar 3, 2003 ... The flambeau carriers were once the only illumination for the elegant night
parades. The flambeaux circled the mule-drawn floats with fire and ...