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In most places, Super Sunday conjures up the Super Bowl or perhaps any Sunday during football season. If pushed to think of the term with New Orleans in mind, you may think of the Sunday before Mardi Gras. Super Sunday is one of the most important days of the year for the Mardi Gras Indians and takes place in mid-March.
This year, Super Sunday lands on March 15, Mardi Gras Indians form a vibrant subculture of local Carnival traditions. Though their exact origins are hazy— the common belief is that Native Americans sheltered runaway slaves, and Mardi Gras Indian tradition is a way of paying homage. Their practices date to the s. Mardi Gras Indian traditions germinated within the period of Jim Crow and segregation when African Americans were forbade from participating in mainstream carnival organizations.
Because of this, unique and territorial tribes emerged from neighborhoods across the city. Now, when tribes meet, they perform dances, chants, and other rituals, working to outdo each other.
Super Sunday is a spectacle. Mardi Gras Indians dressed in their intricate suits parade and perform through the streets and meet other tribes.
Throughout the year, Mardi Gras Indians spent countless hours and thousands of dollars creating their handmade beaded and feathered suits, works of art in their own right. Though Super Sunday is celebrated in neighborhoods across the city— in fact, there are approximately fifty Mardi Gras Indian tribes— the largest and most popular celebration takes place in the Central City neighborhood.
The parade traditionally begins at A. The parade is expected to make its final turn down Washington Ave. Davis Park. His decisions are relayed to the Spy Boy through Flag Boy with special als. The Wild Man clears the performance area for his big chief and the opposing big chief to perform.
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By Lauren Saizan. By Staff.