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 The Krewe of Mercury (Jefferson Parish)
Krewe of Mercury Krewe organized in 1985
250+ male and female riders
15 floats
5 marching bands
King, Queen, Celebrity Guest
Look for cups, footballs, comb and brush sets, and the Super Parade Sunday medallion beads in 'Mercury Blue'.
This krewe is part of Super Parade Sunday The Krewe of Centurions is part of
Super Parade Sunday in Jefferson Parish,
sharing the streets with
the Krewe of Rhea and the Krewe of Centurions.
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 Parish.  The 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.
This krewe has basic links to others The Krewe of Mercury shares a link with the krewes of Thoth and Hermes.
This krewe shares a Roman themeThis krewe shares a Roman theme with the krewes of Aquila, Bacchus, Caesar, Centurions, Gladiators, and Saturn.
Hurricane KatrinaThis krewe was stopped from marching in the 149th Carnival celebrations by Hurricane Katrina.  The krewe shares that bond with Adonis, Aphrodite, Arabi, Atlas, Bards, Choctaw, Cleopatra, Gladiators, Grela, Hermes, L'il Rascals NOMTOC, Oshun, Pegasus, Pontchartrain, Saturn, du Vieux, and  Crescent City.

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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