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Flambeau, a multi-flame torch traditionally carried in night parades during New Orleans Mardi Gras (Louisiana, U.S.); generally the plural flambeaux is used.

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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The term "flambeau" (plural "flambeaux") refers to the torches used to illuminate a Mardi Gras parade and sometimes to the people that carry the devices.

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

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The tradition of “flambeaux” is a true Louisiana creation. The original term “ flambeau” is an ancient French word describing a flame or torch used in a procession.

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

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Flambeaux (plural for flambeau, or a flaming torch) comes from the French word flambe, meaning “flame.” The first official Mardi Gras flambeaux debuted with ...

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

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Mar 3, 2003 ... Joanne Monroe, 44, one of the few women to ever carry a flambeau, badly burned her wrist with a torch in a parade when she was 17. As she ...

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

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Torches to light nighttime processions were a necessity back in the 19th century when there was little street lighting, but New Orleans flambeaux – using the ...

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

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Feb 16, 2015 ... Enslaved and free men of color lit the spectacles with torches. They were called the flambeaux. Eventually, they became a spectacle in ...

Flambeaux Torches | 21CC Group Ltd

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The entrance to your venue or your marquee is transformed by our authentic, period style gas powered flambeaux torches.

Torches en cire et flambeaux - Jacques Prévot Artifices

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Les torches et flambeaux sont le plus des descentes à ski, des défilés nocturnes, des commémorations, des spectacles en extérieurs... Les occasions ne ...

Popular Q&A
Q: Where do Mardi Gras flambeaux's get the actual torches?
A: I'm not sure about other parades but Endymion now uses propane flambeaux, and the krewe does provide them. I was told that the propane burns at a lower temperat... Read More »
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The Flambeaux Tradition - New Orleans Online

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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 ...

Torch-Bearing Tradition Changes in New Orleans : NPR

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Feb 20, 2007 ... At Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, the flambeaux are torches that light the way for night parades. Traditionally, they have come from ...

flambeaux photography

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Flambeaux originated a century and a half ago to light the floats in night parades. ... Flambeaux (that's the plural; the singular is flambeau) are burning torches ...

Carrying the Torch | NOLA DEFENDER

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Feb 12, 2011 ... Flambeau Barers Shed Light on Early Mardi Gras Traditions ... They carry large, wooden poles with torches backed by stainless steel high ...