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2009 Rex Procession

“Spirits of Spring”

The 2009 Rex Procession illustrated the universal appeal of Springtime, with beautiful images of rebirth and renewal. From Persephone to Poseidon to Eostre, ancient cultures created legends, myths, and festivals celebrating the arrival of Spring after the harsh winter. Flowers, butterflies, and bears awakening from hibernation—all are portrayed in this tribute to the renewing joys of Spring. For New Orleans, Rex's Capital City, these symbols of new beginnings have special meaning as the city continues its process of rebuilding and renewal following the floods which followed Hurricane Katrina.