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New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule 2017 presents
Knights of Babylon
Float ANU 2015 parade theme was The Babylonian Pantheon - photo by Jules Richard
Krewe of Babylon routefor Mardi Gras New Orleans!

About the Knights of Babylon

The Krewe of Babylon, is the Carnival's most interesting Krewe when it comes to this schedule. In some future years this Krewe will probably become one of the future Super Krewes because of it's very make up. It consists of prominent business men and women from around the country.

Babylon was an very important city located on the Euphrates River in southwest Asia, several centuries ago. The Mardi Gras krewe bearing it's name was founded in 1939 in New Orleans. The men called knights, also call their reigning monarch Sargon-just like the king who was the legendary monarch of the ancient Semitic races.

True to Carnival and Masonic tradition, from which a fair number of these gentlemen come, they are very secretive in nature. Since it means a great deal to the Knights the identity if their king is never released to the general public.

The exact title of Babylon's elaborate parade and ball theme are also undisclosed until the day of the event. Customarily, each float depicts a chapter in a continuing story, usually historical, classical or literary in theme.

Flambeaux carriers in Knights of Babylon parade 2015 - photo by Jules Richard

 

Knights of Babylon 2015 parade - photo by Jules Richard

Babylon - Capital of Babylonia

Babylon, the Capital of Babylonia was an important city of ancient Mesopotami, the ruins of which can be found in present-day Iraq. Babylon became one of the most important cities of the ancient Middle East when Hammurabi (1792-1750 BC) made it the capital of his kingdom of Babylonia. All that remains today of the ancient famed city of Babylon is a mound, of broken mud-brick buildings and debris in the fertile Mesopotamian plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, in Iraq. Babylon, its namesake Mardi Gras organization was founded in 1939 by a group of men who wanted to stage a first class parade for the public and a first class tableau ball for their ladies. Originally known as the Jesters Club, the Knights of Babylon continues to adhere to the tradition of its founding members. Babylon’s monarch, Sargon, king of Assyria (722–705 b.c.) who is said to have build the city of Babylon, reigns over the parade and ball. Secrecy is of great significance to this Krewe and this is why Sargon’s identity is never revealed to the public as well as the theme is kept secret until parade day.

Krewe of Babylon float 2016 - photo by Jules Richard

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