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Where the Wild Things Are Themed Float Seen at Krewe of Muses Pre-Mardi Gras Parade
Carnival season is in full swing with parades in New Orleans leading up to Mardi Gras on Feb. 21.
The Mardi Gras season in New Orleans begins on Twelfth Night, Jan. 6, and culminates in the final celebration on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, which begins the Lent fasting period until Easter.
On Thursday night, the all-women Krewe of Muses paraded along the St. Charles Avenue route, with its signature satirical floats and dance troupes.
A video shared by Twitter user @ronkwaske shows crowds gathered for the Krewe of Muses parade. The clip shows a float based on “Where the Wild Things Are,” a 1963 childrens book by Maurice Sendak that was adapted for film in 2009.
The Krewe of Muses was the first all-female krewe to parade at night in uptown New Orleans, the organization says on its website. The krewe has grown to more than 1,400 members since 2001.