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March 4th
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February 17th
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February 9th
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February 26th
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February 13th
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March 5th
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Below is the approved calendar for the 2012 parade season
in the Greater New Orleans area,
with concentrations in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard Parishes.

Route/Parish Legend:
(O)-Orleans (J)-Jefferson Parish (SB)-St. Bernard (WB)-Westbank
(S)-Slidell (M)-Mandeville (C)-Covington (H)-Houma

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
Claude, 1:00pm (S)
Sunday, January 29th, 2012
Slidellians, 1:00pm (S)
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Brid ,7:00pm (O, Lakeview )
Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Bilge, Noon (S)
Krewe du Vieux, 6:30pm (O, French Quarter )
Krewedelusion, following (O, French Quarter )

Sunday, February 5th , 2012
Krewe of Little Rascals, Noon (J)
Perseus, 1:00pm (S)
Friday, February 10th, 2012

Cork, 3:00pm (O, French Quarter )
Oshun
, 6:00pm (O)
Hercules, 6:00pm (H)
Cleopatra, 6:30pm (WB)
Eve, 7:00pm (M)
Excalibur, 7:00pm (J)
Atlas, 7:30pm (J)
Mona Lisa & Moonpie, 7:00pm(S)

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Choctaw, 11:00am (WB)
Adonis, 11:45am (WB)
Pontchartrain, 1:00pm (O,Uptown)
Nemesis, 1:00pm (SB)
Caesar, 6:00pm (J)
Olympia, 6:00pm (C)
Sparta, 6:00pm (O,Uptown)
Pygmalion, 6:45pm (O, Uptown )
DePaws, 10:00am (S)
Titans, 6:30pm (S)
Aquarius, 6:30pm (H)
Push-Mow, 11:00am (Abita Springs )

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Carrollton, 12:00noon (O, Uptown )
Alla, Noon (WB)
Hyacinthians, 12:30pm (H)
Titans, 1:30pm (H)
Dionysus, 1:00pm (S)
Thor, 2:00pm (J)
King Arthur,1:15pm (O,Uptown)
Mystic Krewe of Barkus , 2:00pm (O, French Quarter)
Tchefuncte, 2:00pm (Madisonville)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
Druids, 6:30pm (O,Uptown)
Nyx, 7:00pm (O,Uptown)
Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Babylon, 5:45pm (O,Uptown)
Chaos, 6:30pm (O,Uptown)
Muses, 7:00pm (O,Uptown)

Aquarius, 6:30pm (H)
Friday, February 17th, 2012

Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures or DIVA French
Quarter , 1:30pm (O, French Quarter)

Hermes, 6:00pm (O,Uptown)
D'Etat, 6:30pm (O,Uptown)
Morpheus, 7:00pm (O,Uptown)
Selene, 6:30pm (S)
Aphrodite, 6:30pm (H)
Omega, 6:30pm (Hammond)
Orig. Orpheus, 7:00pm (M)
Centurions, 7:00pm (J)

Lyra, 7:30pm (Madisonville)

Saturday, February 18th, 2012
NOMTOC, 10:45am (WB)
Iris, 11:00am (O,Uptown)
Tucks, Noon (O,Uptown)

Lul, Noon (Luling)
Towapasah, 1:00pm (Reserve)
Endymion, 4:15pm (O,Mid-City)
Chewbaccus, 5:00pm (O,Uptown)
Isis, 6:00pm (J)
Mardi Gras, 6:30pm (H)
Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Okeanos, 11:00am (O,Uptown)
Mid-City, 11:45am (O,Uptown)
Thoth, Noon (O,Uptown)
Terreanians, 12:30pm (H)
Tut, follows (H)
Des Allemands, 1:00pm (Des Allemands)
Du Monde, Noon (LaPlace)
Montegut, 2:00pm (Montegut)
Bacchus, 5:15pm (O,Uptown)
Corps de Napoleon, 5:30pm (J)
Monday, "Lundi Gras", February 20th, 2012
Proteus, 5:15pm (O,Uptown)
Orpheus, 6:00pm (O,Uptown)
Zeus, 6:30pm (J)

Cleopatra, 6:30pm (H)
Tuesday, "Mardi Gras", February 21st, 2012

Jefferson City Buzzards, 6:00am (O, Uptown)
Krewe of Bike-us, 6:30am (O, Marigny)
Zulu, 8:00am (O,Uptown)
Rex, 10:00am (O,Uptown)
Elks Orleanians, following (O,Uptown)
Crescent City, following (O,Uptown)

Argus, 10:00am (J)
Elks Jeffersonians, following (J)
Jefferson, following (J)
Covington, 10:00am (C)
Covington Lions Club, 10:00am (C)

Houma, 11:00am (H)
Kajuns, following (H)
Bonne Terre , 4:00pm (Montegut)

Saturday, February 26th, 2012
Krewe of Mardi Paws, 2:00pm (M)
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