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Krewe of Druids - Feb. 3

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The Krewe of Druids rolls on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Uptown New Orleans.

The parade starts at the intersection of Magazine St. and Jefferson Ave. It travels to Napoleon Ave. and makes a left. It heads to St. Charles Ave. and makes a turn towards downtown New Orleans.

The krewe makes its way down St. Charles Ave. to Canal St. There, it will turn right and proceed to South Peters St. It makes a right and ends on Poydras Ave.

Filling an empty slot on the parade calendar in 1998, the Ancient Druids wanted to provide New Orleanians and visitors with a a first-class parade one week before Fat Tuesday.

The parade has since moved to Wednesday. 

The club is comprised of Carnival veterans from several other Orleans Parish parades and is based upon the original Mystic Krewe of Druids, whose parades followed the Rex processions from 1922 to 1935.

The present day club calls its king of the Arch Druid and a jester accompanies him on the king's float. the Golden Acorn Society sponsors the Druids Carnival activities.

-Information from Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras Guide

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