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Metairie Mardi Gras Throws
The throwing of trinkets to the crowds was started in the early 1870s by the Twelfth Night Revelers, and is a time-honored expectation for young and old alike.

In 1884 (over 100 years ago!), Rex started using medallions instead of trinkets. These medallions are represented by today's doubloons. These doubloons are aluminum and anodized in many different colors. They depict the parade theme on one side and the Krewe's emblem on the other. They have become collector's items.

Other popular throws include cups (otherwise known as New Orleans dinnerware), long pearl beads and stuffed animals.
2012 METAIRIE MARDI GRAS KREWE SCHEDULE, TIMES, AND DATES

Krewe of Lil. Rascals - Metairie, Louisiana - Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 12:00pm
Krewe of Excalibur - Metairie, Louisiana - Friday, February 10, 2012 - 7:00pm
Krewe of Atlas - Metairie, Louisiana - Friday, February 10, 2012 - 7:30pm
Krewe of Caesar - Metairie, Louisiana - Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 6:00pm
Krewe of Rhea - No Rolling this Year!
Krewe of Thor - Metairie, Louisiana - Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 2:00pm
Krewe of Centurions - Metairie, Louisiana - Friday, February 17, 2012 - 7:00pm
Krewe of Isis - Metairie, Louisiana - Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 6:30pm
Krewe of Napoleon - Metairie, Louisiana - Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 5:30pm
Krewe of Zeus - Metairie, Louisiana - Monday, February 20, 2012 - 6:30pm
Krewe of Argus - Metairie, Louisiana - Fat Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 10:00am
Krewe of Jefferson Trucks - Metairie, Louisiana - Fat Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Krewe of Elks Trucks - Metairie, Louisiana - Fat Tuesday, February 21, 2012