the ancient city on the banks of the Euphrates river in what is now
Asia, the Knights of Babylon were formed at one of the great eras of
Carnival, bringing with them a beautiful street parade steeped in the
traditions of the 19th century. A strong equestrian showing here,
with the Captain and lieutenants on horseback. Flambeaux also
illuminate the route, a welcome glow against the electric floats.
Their king, or Sargon, takes his title from the legendary ruler of the
Semitic races and his identity is never revealed to the public
The krewe also preserves the tradition of presenting a bal tableau at the Municipal Auditorium directly following the parade.