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ZULU PARADE IN NEW ORLEANS ON MARDI GRAS

IN THE ZULU PARADE, DARK-SKINNED BLACKS DRESS AS THE ZULU KING
AND HIS ATTENDANTS. KING ZULU IS SUPPOSED TO BE SOME KING WHO
LIVED IN AFRICA. THESE MASKERS RIDE ON A FLOAT DECORATED WITH
AFRICAN ORNAMENTS. SOME WEAR GRASS SKIRTS AND VERY COLORFUL
BEADS. WALKING ALONG THE FLOAT ARE MANY OTHERS IN AFRICAN
GARBS. THE FLOAT STOPS NOW AND THEN ALONG THE ROAD AND THE
MASKERS GIVE COCONUTS TO PEDESTRIANS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: 663 Mardi Gras
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern

Date learned: 02-00-1979

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