|| The Mystick Krewe of Shangri - La (Orleans Parish)
organized in 1973
Each year, the Mystick Krewe of Shangri-La
makes a generous scholarship donation to the
male & female marchers
Queen, Grand Marshal, Maids
|MAJOR CHANGE! This year, Shangri-La
abandons their traditional float parade and will instead hold a
marching parade in the French Quarter. This is a very rare
occasion, and anything from Shangri-La will be collectible in 2009!
St. Michael's School for Special Children.
of the few krewes to take its inspiration from a modern literary
source, the once all-female krewe was named for the mystic locale in
James Hilton's 1933 novel Lost
and shares its name with the 1956 Broadway musical. Originally,
Shangri-La was one of the highlights of the St. Bernard parade season
before joining the Orleans parish season in 2000. They usually
the Traditional Uptown Route. However, in 2009 the krewe reverted
to a walking krewe for their 35th anniversary.
Sponsorship for the parade is provided by Kaly Nicta, Inc.