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Thibodaux to make night parade permanent

Thibodaux to make night parade permanent

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — After two years of test runs, the Thibodaux City Council has approved a plan for the Carnival Krewe of Ambrosia to have its parade at night.

The Daily Comet reports that Thibodaux went decades without hosting a night parade until the krewe rolled at night for the past two years.

Night parades were a tradition in the early 1900s, based on newspaper accounts from those years. It's unclear why the practice ended. The council's approval of the time change came last week.

The Krewe of Ambrosia's president says night parades are more fun for the crowds. However, they do provide police with security challenges. Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii says daylight is a deterrent to some crimes. And, he says, people tend to drink more prior to a night parade.