Mar 202019
 

Spy Boy J’Wan Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles clears a way for the tribe down LaSalle street onto Washington avenue during St. Joseph’s Night, March 19. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Every year, on the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, Mardi Gras Indians bring out that year’s suits for one last showing. Tribes from around the city converged on Washington and LaSalle, right where Uptown Super Sunday was held last week.

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Mar 152019
 

Big Chief Victor Harris of the Fi Ya Ya and Mandingo Warriors beats his tambourine down LaSalle street during the 2018 Super Sunday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Super Sunday is an annual gathering of Mardi Gras Indian tribes celebrating their heritage and culture in a magnificent display of hand-sewn suits, singing, dancing and chanting. The festival in A.L. Davis Park will include two stages and more than 50 food and craft vendors.

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Mar 052019
 

Newly married Big Chief Monk Boudreaux rides in a golf cart with his new wife, Queen Chellene Bailey on Mardi Gras. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians took to the streets of Uptown on Tuesday, showing off their new hand-made suits. This year was different for their Big Chief, Monk Boudreaux. Before they marched, Boudreaux married the Big Queen of the Golden Eagles, Chellene Bailey.

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