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Mardi Gras Krewes
 

Bacchus
By Arthur Hardy

Bacchus

Bacchus, the most innovative and imitated krewe founded during the 20th century, resulted from a meeting of twelve businessmen who gathered in 1968 to explore new directions for Carnival clubs in New Orleans. The largest floats ever assembled, the transformation of the tableau ball into massive supper dance with Las Vegas-style entertainment, and the choice of a national celebrity as its monarch are a few of the tradition-breaking moves made by the Bacchus organization. The Roman god of wine has been portrayed by numerous celebrities, including Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Raymond Burr and Charlton Heston.

 
Bacchus Route Map
 

Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras GuideFor more information on this parade's theme, riders, bands, and throws for this year, order the premier guide to everything Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Arthur Hardy's award-winning Mardi Gras Guide contains 164 colorful pages of facts, photos, features, and fun, including more than 50 individual parade profiles and maps. Click here to order the guide online.
 
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