Register for a chance to ride in the 2010 Zulu Parade by correctly answering our Zulu Mardi Gras Trivia Challenge. The giveaway includes a ride on a float for the winner and one guest, as well as costumes and throws for the parade, which rolls down the traditional uptown New Olreans route on Tuesday, February 16, at 8 a.m. No purchase is necessary to register for the giveaway; however, you must be a Club Lotteaux member and at least 21 years of age to ride in the parade. Not a Club Lotteaux member? Sign up! It's FREE! But hurry, registration ends at midnight Saturday, January 30, 2010.
Zulu History & Trivia
- In 2009, Zulu celebrated the 100th anniversary of its first Mardi Gras march.
- King William Story, the first king of Zulu, wore a crown made from a lard can and used a banana stalk as a scepter.
- Zulu's first float, decorated with palmetto leaves and moss, rolled in 1915 with only the king and four dukes aboard.
- Each year the king and queen of Zulu make their first official toast at a New Orleans funeral home.
- In February 1949, a caricature of Louis Armstrong as king of Zulu appeared on the cover of Time magazine.
- The coveted Zulu coconut first made its appearance as a parade "throw" around 1910.
- Due to insurance liability, the krewe was unable to throw the traditional coconuts in 1987. This led to the passage of the "Coconut Bill" by the Louisiana Legislature, which allowed the coconuts to again be thrown.
- Membership in Zulu dropped to sixteen men during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.
- In 1968 Zulu rolled down St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street for the first time.
Click for complete Zulu Parade Ride Giveaway Rules & Promotional Directive.