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 The Krewe of Bacchus (Orleans Parish)
The Krewe of Bacchus
Krewe organized in 1968
1,150 male riders
27 floats
25 marching bands
Contemporary-style parade
Bacchus (annual celebrity)
!BONANZA!  Several unique doubloons, and themed beads for each individual float!
Bacchus set the standards for the modern "superkrewe.".
Without a doubt one of the most important krewes formed in the twentieth cetury, Bacchus takes its name from the Roman god of wine (called Dionysus in Greece), formed by a group of entrepreneurs determined to take Carnival in a new direction.  From it's first parade, Bacchus made some important changes in how parades were done, instituting the advents of national celebrities being chosen as monarch, constructing the largest floats, and transforming the traditional ball into an enormous supper dance complete with Las Vegas-style entertainment.  Featured in their parade are the signature floats the Bacchasaurus, the three Kong's - King, Queen, and Baby, and the giant floats the Bacchawhoppa and the Bacchagator.
This krewe shares a Roman themeThis krewe shares a Roman theme with the krewes of AquilaCaesar, Centurions, Gladiators Mercury,  and Saturn.

Adonis Aladdin Alla Aphrodite
Aquila Arabi
Argus Atlas Babylon Bacchus Bards Caesar
Carrollton Centurions Chaos Choctaw Cleopatra d'Etat
Druids Endymion Excalibur Gladiators Grela Hermes
Iris Isis Jason King Arthur L'il Rascals Mercury
Mid-City Morpheus Muses Napoleon Nemesis NOMTOC
Okeanos Orpheus Oshun Pegasus Pontchartrain Proteus
Pygmalion Rex Rhea Saturn Shangri-La Sparta
Thor Thoth Tucks du Vieux Zeus Zulu

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