The House Floats of Mardi Gras

The House Floats of Mardi Gras
Masqueraders parade through the New Orleans French Quarter on Mardi Gras Day, Photo Credit: Chuck Wagner/

The pandemic cancelled out the carnival parades this year, but enterprising New Orleans residents converted their stoops, porches and balconies into floats. Here's a look

OT Staff
February 28 , 2021
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This year, the coronavirus put a halt to perhaps the most famous parade in America. We are talkig about the annual Mardi Gras of New Orleans. There were no parade organisers (called 'krewes'), artists and engineers, dance troupes or marching clubs, and those amazing Mardi Gras floats.

But New Orleans wasn’t going to let go of a giant party. So instead of mobile parade floats, residents came up with the idea of house floats. The Krewe of House Floats was born with the tagline - “It’s Mardi Gras but for houses, so you don’t get sick!” Some said instead of Mardi Gras, it was Yardi Gras this year (as yards were decorated and put up as floats). 

 Here's a look.

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