1969
The year Metairie’s Rhea parade began – the Krewe of Rhea decided to cancel the 2010 parade in case of the conflict with the Super Bowl.

1873
The year Governor Warmoth of Louisiana signed the “Mardi Gras Act” making it a legal holiday in Louisiana.

173
Years of Mardi Gras parading in New Orleans.

19
On this day this month, 2010, just three days after Mardi Gras, a film titled Mardi Gras should hit the silver screen.

33
Number of animated super-floats in Bacchus.

15
Number of blocks on the traditional route that Krewe of Barkus takes every year.

$322.2 million
Total economic impact and brand value of Mardi Gras on the New Orleans Economy.

1987
The only year Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club was unable to  throw coconuts from their floats.
 

300,000
The number of doubloons Bacchus threw during its first parade.