Orpheus Route (Mandeville)

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by WWLTV.com

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Posted on January 15, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 7:25 PM

One of the biggest and most popular krewes in St. Tammany, the “original” Orpheus, not to be confused with the New Orleans super krewe, has paraded in Mandeville for more than two decades. The members’ signature throw is the pineloon, a pine cone decorated in the Carnival colors of purple, green and gold. The krewe’s web site states that “Legend has it that those who catch an Orpheus Pineloon and display it in their home will experience good fortune all year long.” Check out the site for more history, photos and a timeline of past parades.

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