NEW ORLEANS - It's tradition.
It's a toast.
The Krewe of Iris raises a glass to the Krewe of Hermes.
In the French Quarter, the two Krewes toasted to a great weekend of Mardi Gras.
The Krewe of Iris is New Orleans' oldest all-female krewe.
This year, almost 3,500 members.
The corner of Royal and St. Louis filled with Mardi Gras fans who also raised a glass to Carnival 2020.
You can watch the Krewe of Iris parade Saturday morning at 11 am.
This year's theme is "Iris Sees 20/20"