Rex and Zulu are always the parades that rule over Mardi Gras Day. Both monarchs toast the mayor at Gallier Hall, and while both represent a different side of Mardi Gras traditions, they’re both a deep part of the cultural fabric.
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - MARCH 05: Memebers of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club parade down St. Charles Avenue Mardi Gras Day on March 05, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, also called Shrove Tuesday, Carnival Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday, is associated with Carnival celebrations in New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro and around the world. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)