French Quarter Easter parades (slideshow)

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Is there any holiday New Orleans can't turn into a bewigged, costumed, mascara-d, glittery bacchanal? One hopes not. Sunday's afternoon parades — the Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade and the Gay Easter Parade — were true to typical form, with riders in delightfully immoderate hats stacked with a Hobby Lobby's worth of plastic eggs, faux butterflies, bird's nests, carrots, stuffed bunnies and more. There also were plenty of rabbit ears, yards of seersucker and armloads of fake diamonds worn by riders in drag, which winked in the last rays of sunlight as the day became more overcast.

A few photos from Sunday are above.


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