2001 Mardi Gras Pictures

Les Tout Petit Mardi Gras, Feburary 25, 2001

Les Tout Petit Mardi Gras, the courir of very little Mardi Gras, go on their  run through the countryside near Iota Sunday afternoon before heading into town where they give a brief performance on the main stage used by the Iota Folklife Festival on Mardi Gras day.

They are pictured at right gathered on a porch during a stop in the countryside prior to some chicken-chasing. They ride in the Tee-Mamou Mardi Gras wagon.

The other pictures on this page show the young Mardi Gras in Iota on the stage, where they dance and sing, and, of course, beg the crowd to throw a few coins, which they scoop up from the floor of the stage.

As the bottom picture shows, the co-capitaines maintain strict order with their burlap whips.

The young Mardi Gras also perform about 2 p.m. on the main stage Mardi Gras day.

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Posted 8-25-01