Hermes, d'Etat, Morpheus, Selene roll Friday to start Mardi Gras season's final weekend

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2023
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Four Mardi Gras season parades roll Friday evening: a tripleheader in Uptown New Orleans and one in Slidell. In New Orleans, the Hermes parade is led by its captain on a white horse and masked lieutenants on horseback. The club’s 34-float parade has the theme “The Apocalypse.” Look for flambeaux and a new signature float: Hermes — The Divine Trickster. The 891 male maskers will wear lighted costumes. Throws include iridescent doubloons and several LED items. Appearing are the St. Augustine High School Marching 100 and the Talladega College bands....

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