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New Orleans Mardi Gras


6.1 Social clubs; 6.2 Doubloons; 6.3 Flambeau carriers; 6.4 Rex; 6.5 Mardi Gras icons; 6.6 New Orleans Zulu or Mardi Gras Coconut; 6.7 Ojen liqueur.

Flambeaux: Carriers of the Flame - Images | Edgar Mata Photography


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

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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 ...

Torch-Bearing Tradition Changes in New Orleans : NPR


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


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 ...

The Flambeaux - The Society Pages


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

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


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

Passing the Torch | News | Gambit - New Orleans News and ...


Feb 5, 2002 ... Each year, flambeau carriers gather to light up parades, make a little ... 22 flambeaux now stand in the back of the truck, awaiting their carriers.

American Routes ~ Flambeau carriers


February 14th, 2007 • SEGMENT. From The Show: Mardi Gras in New Orleans. From the show "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" originally aired on February 14th, ...

Mardi Gras Flambeau Carriers - Louisiana Swamp Tours


Feb 25, 2014 ... Parades that commonly feature Mardi Gras flambeau carriers include Babylon, Chaos, d'Etat, Druids, Hermes, Muses, Orpheus, Proteus, ...

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The Flambeaux Tradition - New Orleans Online


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: The Times-Picayune covers 175 years of New Orleans ...


Feb 2, 2012 ... The flambeaux carriers would make their way down the streets beside the floats, their fiery lights reflected in the branches of the live oaks ...

Carrying the Torch | NOLA DEFENDER


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 ...

Flambeaux History - Flambeaux Lighting


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

Flambeaux at Mardi Gras


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 ...