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Mardi Gras Krewes

Le Krewe D’Etat
By Arthur Hardy

Le Krewe D’Etat

Le Krewe D’Etat was founded in 1996 to help resurrect the traditional satirical style of Mardi Gras parades. The club’s first appearance in 1998 was well-received by parade critics and by the general public. In keeping with its name’s meaning, the “Dictator” reigns over the streets in place of a traditional monarch. Secrecy is of great importance to the krewe, and the identity of its ruler is never made public. D’Etat’s Latin motto translates, “Live to Ride, Ride to Live.”

Le Krewe D' Etat

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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