[New Orleans, LA] — “Super Sunday” in New Orleans refers not to a well-known football game or a political primary, but instead to a tradition of elaborate spectacle and ritual for the Mardi Gras Indians.

Every year on the third Sunday of March, groups of elaborately-costumed tribe members gather at a park in Mid-City, then march through the streets in an explosion of sound and color.

Wearing handmade costumes of brightly-colored feathers and intricately-sewn beadwork, the Indians proudly strut their stuff; it’s part parade, part street festival, and completely entertaining.

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the history and traditions of Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans, check out the following website:

http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/mardigrasindians.html

Here are some highlights from “Super Sunday 2012:”

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Glen Abbott is a Florida-based travel writer & photographer specializing in motorcycle touring and travel. He is regular contributor to Harley-Davidson's HOG Magazine, and his travel features appear regularly in motorcycle magazines and other publications.

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2 Comments
  1. Cathy Sweeney

    March 20, 2012

    It’s just one celebration after another down in New Orleans, isn’t it? Love all the vibrant colors and designs of the costumes.
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