Monday, March 29, 2010


Super Sunday 2010

I went to my first Super Sunday yesterday. No, it’s not a sporting event. It’s a day when various Mardi Gras Indian tribes meet up, show off their suits, and parade. There is drumming, chanting and call and response. The suits are incredibly elaborate, covered in feathers, beading and rhinestones and can weigh over 100 pounds. It’s a generational thing and it’s great to see the kids out in suits as well.

Here’s an overview of the Mardi Gras Indians
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mardi_Gras_Indians

More detail information and history:
http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/mardigrasindians.html

Click here for my photos from Super Sunday 2010.

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

Geez. Those are so elaborate. They must take forever to create!! Wow.

haute chocolate said...

This picture is WOW! SO BEAUTIFUL! The craftsmanship is amazing! :o) I need to read these links, because i don't know much about this. Thank you for posting.

NOLA Cleophatra said...

The Indians spend all year making a suit. And they make a new one every year! I always thought they were interesting but I too want to learn more about this tradition.