The Butterfly King float rolls on St. Charles Avenue as the 440 riders of Rex, King of Carnival, roll down the Uptown route on 26 floats with their 139th parade entitled “Omens and Auguries” on Mardi Gras Day, 2020. (Photo by Michael DeMocker)

Photos: Rex reigns over Mardi Gras 2020 with theme of ‘Omens and Auguries’

Hail Rex!

by Michael DeMocker | February 26, 2020

J. Storey Charbonnet reigns as King of Carnival as the 440 riders of Rex roll down the Uptown route on 26 floats with their 139th parade entitled “Omens and Auguries” on Mardi Gras Day, 2020.

Michael DeMocker

Michael DeMocker

Michael DeMocker has been a photojournalist in New Orleans for over twenty years. He’s been the National Press Photographer Association’s Regional Photographer of the Year three times and loves photographing all things New Orleans. He lives Uptown with his wife, son, and two dogs of varying intelligence.

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