Are krewes only a Mardi Gras thing? I've never been to Mardi Gras or seen any Mardi Gras krewes, but a couple of years ago I was in New Orleans on Easter Sunday.
I went to a couple of parades. One was "convertibles and carriages," featurin mostly older ladies wearing fairly spectacular hats, and the other was a burlesque sort of thing.
Both of them involved the people on the floats or in the cars passing out various items to the crowd. Mostly, they tossed beads, but some were also handing out small toys or stuffed animals.
I'm curious if the people on those floats would be considered krewes or if it's something else.