Krewe of Hermes @ 6:30pm Uptown Founded in 1996, Le Krewe d'Etat motto is “Live to Ride, Ride to Live. Its floats adhere to a traditional style of design
Krewe of Hermes @ 6:30pm Uptown
Founded in 1996, Le Krewe d’Etat motto is “Live to Ride, Ride to Live. Its floats adhere to a traditional style of design that impart Le Krewe d’Etat’s satirical theme, which has been voted “Best of Carnival” by critics. The parade features 21 floats, including a special signature High Priest Float. The Captain and officers ride on horseback throughout the parade. In the tradition of Carnival, secrecy is very important to Le Krewe d’Etat. The identity of the ruler – the Dictator – is never revealed to the public, and the theme is secret until parade day.
Krewe d’Etat @ 5:30pm Uptown
In 1937, while America suffered through the Great Depression, a group of New Orleans businessman met to come up with a uniquely New Orleans’ solution to the city’s widespread woes: they decided to throw a party. Refusing to let the storm stop them, Hermes was one of the first Carnival Clubs to re-organize after the storm.
The Knights of Hermes takes their name from the Greek winged courier of the gods. Their inaugural parade in 1938 was the first to use neon lighting for its floats. Today, the Krewe of Hermes parades through Uptown with nearly 700 male riders. Per tradition, the Hermes’ captain leads the procession in full regalia on a white horse.
Krewe of Morpheus @ 7pm Uptown
Established in 2000, the Krewe of Morpheus is named for the Greek god of dreams. The krewe strives to be inclusive in membership, and is formed by more than 750 male and female riders. This krewe seeks to give paradegoers an ‘old-school’ parade experience.
(Sunday) 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm