|| The Krewe of Cleopatra (Westbank, Jefferson Parish)
organized in 1972
Watch for the Queen's Royal Barge, one of
the most beautiful floats in Mardi Gras.
30+ unit parade, featuring
22 floats, 17 bands, equestrians, drill teams
|Look for cups, doubloons, coasters,
frisbees, soccer balls, keychains, and inflatable Egyptian headpieces.
in 1972, the Krewe of Cleopatra holds the honor of being the first
exclusively-female organization for the ladies of the Westbank
of New Orleans. For over three decades, Cleopatra officially
opened the metropolitan New Orleans parade schedule before moving the
parade to Jefferson Parish in 2003.
They are named for the legendary Egyptian queen whose fabled beauty is
remembered in their motto:
"Her Beauty is Timeless,
Her Age is Now - Forever".
| This krewe shares its Egyptian theme
| This krewe shares a theme of historical
rulers with the krewes of Caesar, King Arthur, and Napoleon.
krewe was stopped from marching in the 150th Anniversary celebrations
by Hurricane Katrina. The krewe shares that bond with
Atlas, Bards, Choctaw,
Gladiators, Grela, Hermes, L'il
Mercury, NOMTOC, Oshun,
Pontchartrain, Saturn, du Vieux, and Crescent City.