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 ...
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 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 ...
Feb 13, 2013 ... So non-traditional carriers (meaning whites and latinos) were in demand. Today
you still see mostly black flambeau carriers with a smattering of ...
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 ...
As Mardi Gras pre-dates the invention of electric street lighting, flambeau carriers
have been illuminating the path for organized parades since their inception.
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 ...
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, ...
History of Flambeaux. The Flambeaux – A Unique Part of New OrleanFlambeau
carriers at Mardi Grass History. tn_flambeaux picture crop. The tradition of ...
Feb 25, 2014 ... Parades that commonly feature Mardi Gras flambeau carriers include Babylon,
Chaos, d'Etat, Druids, Hermes, Muses, Orpheus, Proteus, ...