NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Krewe of Thoth starts on Sunday, Feb. 7 at noon in Uptown New Orleans.
It mostly follows the traditional Uptown parade route, starting at the intersection of State St. and Tchoupitoulas St.
The parade heads to Henry Clay Ave. and turns right onto Magazine St. It rolls to Napoleon Ave. and makes a Left to St. Charles Ave.
Once it reaches St. Charles Ave., the parade makes a right and heads all the way past Lee Circle to Canal St.
The krewe makes a U-turn at Burgundy St., heads back down Canal St., and makes a right onto Tchoupitoulas St. where it ends at Poydras St.
Thoth entered the Carnival picture in 1947 with 50 members and five floats. The group of men who founded the Krewe created an uptown neighborhood route designed to pass in front of 14 institutions that care for persons with disabilities and illnesses and were not able to attend other parades in the City.
Thoth parades on the Sunday prior to Fat Tuesday each year through Uptown New Orleans with the most unique route in Mardi Gras. Still holding to our roots we continue to parade on a route designed to pass some of the same institutions that we were organized to pass back in '47.
The first Thoth parade has little resemblance to the Thoth parade of today. We now parade with over 1,600 riders and 50 floats and have become one of the highlights of the Carnival scene. The men of Thoth annually shower the viewers of our street procession with literally tons of beads and trinkets.
But, Thoth is just not your average parading organization. We hold events throughout the year which makes us more than just a parade in the Carnival calendar. We are an organization….we are a club…we are a family. From our Annual Charity events to our Ball Masque and Parade…….I encourage you to visit the World of Thoth………..
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