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 The Krewe d'Etat (Orleans Parish)
Krewe d'Etat
Krewe organized in 1996
415 male riders
21 floats
Old line-style parade
Dictator (identity never made public)
Look for medallion beads, stuffed gargoyles, and doubloons.
The Krewe d'Etat is designed by Henri Schindler, distinguished Carnival historian and head designer for the School of Design (Rex).
The Latin motto translates to
"live to ride, ride to live."
Seeing the need for a return to the satire of the old-line krewes, d'Etat eschewed mythological, historical, or literary references in its search for a name, settling instead upon a clever pun that firmly established their raison d'etre.  Lieutenants ride on horseback, flambeaux illuminate the route, and a slyly jaundiced eye takes its shots at issues of the day in classic Mardi Gras style.
FlambeauThis krewe is among those krewes that present flambeaux, including the krewes of
Babylon, Chaos, Druids, Hermes, Orpheus, Proteus, Saturn, and Sparta.

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 NOMTOC Okeanos
Orpheus Oshun Pegasus Pontchartrain Proteus Pygmalion
Rex Rhea Saturn Shangri-La Sparta Thor
Thoth Tucks du Vieux Zeus Zulu

Elks
Orleanians

Elks
Jeffersonians

Crescent
City

Krewe of
Jefferson



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