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Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival

posted Apr 9, 2014, 12:10 PM by Jeremy Burke
Mardi Gras: Choronicles of the New Orleans Carnival Bay Books Second Saturday 2nd Saturday

Errol Laborde will be at Bay Books from 5:00-7:00 on Saturday, April 12th to sign their new book, Mardi Gras: Choronicles of the New Orleans Carnival.

Even within its loyalty to tradition, Carnival in New Orleans has changed dramatically since the 1980s. Terms such as Lundi Gras, Muses, Krewe d'Etat, and Orpheus are now part of the lexicon, while krewe names such as Venus, Mecca, and Freret survive just in trivia conversations. This extravagantly illustrated volume from a well-respected expert covers such topics as the place of the old-line krewes in the evolution of Mardi Gras, Twelfth Night, women's groups, the foods of Carnival, and more.

Fascinating and intimate, this book seamlessly intertwines the past with the present. The rich flavors of New Orleans-cultural and culinary-dance on every page of this handsome book.

For more information about this event or to reserve your copy Mardi Gras: Choronicles of the New Orleans Carnival, please contact Bay Books at 228.463.2688