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Definition of krewe

: a private organization staging festivities (such as parades) during Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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Tour groups visit each assembly stop, where guides tell stories about notable pieces and strategies krewes use to sidestep city ordinances. John Bordsen, USA TODAY, "Mardi Gras World: Experience Fat Tuesday whenever you feel like visiting New Orleans," 28 June 2019 The krewes of Muses, Chaos and Babylon are expected to get dry, chilly parade weather Thursday night (Feb. 8) in New Orleans, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service. Carlie Kollath Wells,, "Muses, Chaos, Babylon parade forecast: Dry, but weekend looks nasty," 8 Feb. 2018 Some leeway was granted after Hurricane Katrina, as various krewes and their membership faced the challenge of rebuilding. Greg Larose,, "What Mardi Gras parades are left in Metairie?," 19 June 2019 Only two krewes, Athena and Pandora, will parade during the weekend before Fat Tuesday. Greg Larose,, "What Mardi Gras parades are left in Metairie?," 19 June 2019 Fitzwilliam, the founder of Atlas Beads, is part of a krewe that’s incorporating trash pickup into the very act of parading. Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic, "It's time to rethink Mardi Gras—without tons of plastic beads," 22 Feb. 2019 The krewe annually parades in the winter on the Wednesday before Mardi Gras. Doug Maccash,, "Nyx captain strongly disagrees but bows to Cantrell’s cancellation of summer parade," 4 June 2019 Jazz musician, Saints fan, NOCCA grad, Mardi Gras krewe founder and diehard Crescent City booster Harry Connick Jr. is soon to embark on a concert tour celebrating the founding of his beloved hometown 300 years back. Doug Maccash,, "Harry Connick Jr.'s Tricentennial tour skips New Orleans?," 10 Apr. 2018 The krewe was founded by a small group including Harry Connick Jr., Harry Connick Sr. and Captain Sonny Borey. Melinda Morris,, "Superkrewe of Orpheus rolls in New Orleans: See photos from the parade," 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of krewe

1857, in the meaning defined above

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