NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - MARCH 05: Members of the Krewe of Rex King of Carnival parade down St. Charles Avenue Mardi Gras Day on March 05, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Gallery: Rex and Zulu reign over Mardi Gras Day

Both krewes set out to warm up the crowds on a beautiful, but chilly, Fat Tuesday

by Mary Staes | March 6, 2019

Rex and Zulu are always the parades that rule over Mardi Gras Day. Both monarchs toast the mayor at Gallier Hall, and while both represent a different side of Mardi Gras traditions, they’re both a deep part of the cultural fabric.

Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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