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New Orleans Mardi Gras

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The holiday of Mardi Gras is celebrated in New Orleans, Louisiana, although celebrations are ..... It is a tradition, when the flambeau carriers pass by during a parade, to toss quarters to them in ...

The Flambeaux Tradition - New Orleans

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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 ...

flambeaux photography

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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 ...

Carrying the Torch | NOLA DEFENDER

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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 ...

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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 ...

French Quarter style gas lanterns inspried by flambeaux tradition ...

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The Mardi Gras tradition of flambeau carriers lighting the way for parades is the inspiration for our hand crafted gas and electric cooper lanterns.

Torch-Bearing Tradition Changes in New Orleans : NPR

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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, ...

Carrying a Torch and Dancing for Dimes at Carnival - NYTimes.com

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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 ...

CHRONICLE'S: Flambeaux with Flair - New Orleans Magazine ...

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Flambeau carriers bear a heavy burden these days. Historically they've predominantly been black males and their dancing antics carry an unwelcome message ...

The Flambeaux: A History of Race, Gender, and Fire on Mardi Gras ...

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Feb 16, 2015 ... Today, there are still flambeaux carriers and they are still mostly black men. The tradition has been passed down through generations.

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Light My Fire: History & Tradition of Flambeaux at Mardi Gras | Mardi ...

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Flambeaux: It's a Mardi Gras tradition that has become revered as an art form ... on metal trays and long poles to prevent the flames from burning the carriers.

Flambeaux light the way for Krewe of Muses, Mardi Gras 2015 ...

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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: Carriers of the Flame - Images | Edgar Mata Photography

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As Mardi Gras pre-dates the invention of electric street lighting, flambeau carriers have been illuminating the path for organized parades since their inception.