|| The Knights of Sparta (Orleans Parish)
||Krewe organized in 1952
Their motto is :
|350+ male riders
15 marching bands
|King and Queen, Prince, Princess,
for krewe-emblem cups, jumbo hand-painted medallion beads, and
doubloons in silver, purple, green, and gold, as well as the red
doubloons thrown exclusively by the riding officers and lieutenants.
Best Parading and Ball Organization.
Each year, a Prince and a Princess are selected from the Cystic Fibrosis Society.
a ball organization, the Knights of Sparta began parading in 1981, its
traditional style led in high fashion by its captain upon a white
stallion and his 'shadow', a young lad astride a white steed. A
strong equestrian showing in this parade, with the King's Float drawn
by a four mule team.
This is also the first parade of the season to feature old-line
flambeaux carriers, and traditionally initiates the St. Charles Avenue
route for the parade season.
The krewe takes its name from the city-state in southern Greece, renowned for its simple, stoic ways and exemplary disciplines.
|This krewe shares a Greek theme with the krewes of
Adonis, Aphrodite, Argus,
|This krewe is among those krewes that present flambeaux, including the krewes of
Babylon, Chaos, d'Etat, Druids, Hermes, Orpheus, Proteus,and Saturn.
|This krewe shares a committment to children's causes with the krewes of Aladdin, Centurions, Choctaw, Grela, Jason, Little Rascals, Mid-City, Muses, Shangri-La, and Thoth.