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 The Krewe of Saturn (Orleans Parish)
Krewe of Saturn Krewe organized in 1983
300 male and female riders
18 floats
17 marching bands
King, Queen
Look for krewe emblem cups, lighted beads and the very collectible Fat Lady dolls.
Saturn started its Carnival orbit in Kenner, bounced a bit between Metairie and Kenner, then landed firmly in the Orleans parish schedule in 1993.
It's a Roman god!  It's a planet!  It's a day!  It's a pagan festival!  It's an automobile!  It's a krewe!!!
The god of agriculture lends his name to this organization and its satirical bent, now into its second decade of revelry and rudeness.  Every parade from this saucy organization ends with the signature Fat Lady float, one of the new highlights of the parade season.
This krewe shares a Roman themeThis krewe shares a Roman theme with the krewes of Aquila, Bacchus, Caesar, Centurions, Gladiators Mercury,  and Saturn.
FlambeauThis krewe is among those krewes that present flambeaux, including the krewes of
Babylon, Chaos, d'Etat, Druids, Hermes, Orpheus, Proteus, and Sparta.
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, Mercury, NOMTOC, Oshun, Pegasus, Pontchartraindu 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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