From the urban cities, rural towns, and bayous of Louisiana, the offspring of this great state were dispatched to converge upon the Nation’s Capital to pursue our personal, educational, and professional goals taking along with us the spirit of our native home. As Louisiana natives, we have transversed with us the cultural traditions and influences unique to our state unlike any other in America. Our food, music, arts, religion, and communal fellowship are the core values that differentiate us and invite others to experience our essence of life.
For this reason, the Krewe of Pyros was established to promote and present Annual Mardi Gras festivities and social events for natives of Louisiana residing in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area and the greater community. The Krewe of Pyros’ mission is to provide representation of Louisiana cultural arts through unity, charity, and celebration. These characteristics symbolize the organization’s community outreach initiatives aligned with our motto: “Illuminating the Path to Empowerment!”
The Krewe name “Pyros” is the Greek term for Fire. In our culture, the word “Fire” or “Fiyah”is associated with characteristics describing the passion, excitement, and energetic spirit of our culture and heritage. The Krewe of Pyros is extending the cultural pipeline from Louisiana to our Nation’s Capital Washington, D.C. to infuse the authentic influences of Mardi Gras unfamiliar to those residing outside of Louisiana.
We invite you to experience the Krewe of Pyros as we are “Bringin’ Dat Fiyah!”
Krewe Colors: Crimson, Gold, Orange, and Black
The Krewe of Pyros was established January 2016 by Louisiana natives Drenica Brunson, Delicia Gunn, and Joseph “JC” Walker. The Founder and Founding Members reconciled the social desire to provide local Louisiana natives a formal Mardi Gras Carnival Ball and social events as accustomed to our native hometowns.