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  • With the help of concerned citizens and many local charity organizations, Mardi Gras krewes in Houma, LA recycle a large number of their beads and throws each year. This is a major benefit to the environment given that each individual Mardi Gras float may dispense tens of thousands of beads and other throws during a single parade.

 

 

 

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Mardi Gras 2015 is Tuesday, February 17


Houma's Parades, Krewes & Mardi Gras Calendar

Benevolent and public-minded krewe organizations are the heart and soul of most public Mardi Gras celebrations, and Houma is no exception. Boasting more than a dozen parades each year, Houma is the second largest Mardi Gras celebration Louisiana. During the days leading up to Mardi Gras, there may be multiple krewe-sponsored parades/events every day (midday, afternoon, and evening).

Each parade is filled with colorful floats, marching bands, cars, trucks, service organizations, costumed performers, and krewe members throwing literally tens of thousands of beads, coins, balls, novelties, and other throws.

In Houma, many locals gather throws during Mardi Gras and then gift them to their favorite charities, who in turn sell them back to local krewes for use in the next year’s Mardi Gras. In this way, money is earned for local charities, and beads get recycled, reducing the need to manufacture more beads.

Crowds gather all along Houma's multiple parade routes to witness the spectacle and catch as many throws as possible. But if you are willing to pay a nominal entrance fee, the balcony at Mahoney’s Bar is centrally located and an excellent vantage point to watch the parades along the Westside Route.


Houma, Louisiana's 2014 Mardi Gras Calendar

1st Weekend

Friday, February 21, 2014

6.00pm
Krewe Of Hercules
in Houma


Saturday, February 22, 2014

4.30pm
Krewe of Centaur
in Shreveport
 


6.30pm
Krewe of Aquarius
in Houma


Sunday, February 23, 2014

12.30pm
Krewe of  Hyacinthains
in Houma


After Krewe of Hyaccinthains (which starts at 12.30pm)
Krewe of Titans
in Houma



2nd Weekend

Thursday, February 27, 2014

12.00pm
Krewe of Tarc
in Houma


Friday, February 28, 2014

6.30pm
Krewe of Aphrodite
in Houma


Saturday, March 1, 2014
12.00pm
Krewe of Apollo
in Lockport


(Time not specified)
Krewe of Du Bon Temps
in Larose


6.30pm
Krewe of Mardi Gras
in Houma


Sunday, March 2, 2014

12.30pm
Krewe of Terreanians
in Houma


After Krewe of Terranians (which starts at 12.30pm)
Krewe of Tut 
Houma


Monday, March 3, 2014

6.30pm
Krewe of Cleopatra
in Houma



MARDI GRAS DAY

FAT TUESDAY, March 4, 2014

11.00am
Krewe of Houmas
in Houma


After Krewe of Houmas (which starts at 11.00am)
Krewe of Kajuns
in Houma


Houma Mardi Gras calendar information provided courtesy of the Selucrey Sophisticats and the Houma Convention & Visitors Bureau.


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