organized in 1985
male and female riders
5 marching bands
Queen, Celebrity Guest
|Look for cups, footballs, comb and brush sets, and
the Super Parade Sunday medallion beads in 'Mercury Blue'.
|In Roman mythology, Mercury is the god of
communication and transportation, and shares these traits with the
Egyptian god Thoth, and the Grecian god
Hermes, both of which also
happen to be parading krewes as well!
In 2003, Mercury
moved itself to what is now known as Super Parade Sunday in Jefferson
krewe features a series of family floats, mini-floats for the ladies of
the court and the officers, and a special streetcar float for the
ladies-in-waiting. The krewe is also known for attracting some
of the more unique guest celebrities to the Jefferson parish season.
| The Krewe of Mercury
shares a link with the krewes of Thoth
|This krewe shares a
Roman theme with the krewes of Aquila,
Bacchus, Caesar, Centurions, Gladiators, and
krewe was stopped from marching in the 149th Carnival celebrations
by Hurricane Katrina. The krewe shares that bond with
Atlas, Bards, Choctaw,
Gladiators, Grela, Hermes, L'il
Pontchartrain, Saturn, du Vieux, and Crescent City.