Welcome to the Krewe of Romany
February 4th, 2017
The Krewe of Romany is the oldest ladies Mardi Gras Krewe in Baton Rouge. In 1949, nine ladies formed the Krewe for the purpose of presenting an annual Mardi Gras Ball with the court being the debutante daughters of its members.
Married women or women who have reached the age of 23. Total membership is 100 women.
Queen and her court (Maids) reign one time only, but any former Maid who is the daughter of a member is eligible for the honor or Queen provided she has served the Krewe both as a Maid, Return Maid.
Within age limit of 19 and 25 years of age and is not and has never been married. Must have served as a Maid, Return Maid and Mother has the most seniority in the Krewe.
The wife of a King should be a member in good standing for at least three years prior to his being selected as King. The Ball Captain will select the King.
Within age limit of 17 and 23 years of age and is not and has never been married. Krewe member must be in good standing for one year before her daughter can be considered for the court or with Board approval.
Who are the Romany?
The Romany are a diasporic ethnicity living mostly in Europe and the Americas. Romany are widely known among Anglophonic people as "Gypsies". The linguistic evidence has indisputably shown that the roots of Romany lie in India. Traveling and migrating throughout the world, these gypsies were rich in love and celebration. Thus they are known for the greatest expression of both: dance! The Krewe of Romany is proud to carry the tradition of joy, celebration, and above all, dancing.