Like the St. Patrick’s festivities, Super Sunday was cancelled in 2020. And 2021. It’s one of my favorite days of the year so I was schoolgirl-giddy heading to A.L. Davis Park to see the Mardi Gras Indian tribes gather to show off their incredible suits of beads, ribbons, jewels and feathers.
Weighing up to 150 pounds and costing thousands of dollars, the Uptown tribes’ suits feature elaborately beaded panels portraying battle scenes, nature, goddesses, and local iconography. The downtown tribes create 3-D animals, buildings and more. I’m always blown away by the imagination, commitment and craftsmanship that goes into the staggeringly beautiful works of art our neighbors design and craft.
It was a breezy, sunny day in the 70’s as we wandered the food booths, ran into friends, and made new ones. It was wonderful.
I took over 1,200 photos. Enjoy my favorites!