A ladies' organization, Order of Isis was formed in 2008, held its first ball in 2009, and staged its first parade in 2010 with an impressive number of nine floats.

As so often happens, OOI was formed after a number of friends in one of the established groups decided to splinter off. From there, membership grew by leaps and bounds.

The founders chose to name their group after the Egyptian goddess of love and motherhood - Isis. However, to prevent any confusion with the terrorist group called by the acronym ISIS, the group decided it would be known as OOI, which lasted about six years.

This year, the group has made it clear that it wants to be known as the Order of Isis again.

A quote at the end of the Order of Isis oath is "Enter as strangers, leave as friends."

This year, Isis will parade on the night of February 24, right after Neptune's Daughters. The theme, coincidentally, will be Enter as Strangers, Leave as Friends. Expect eight floats, including their new emblem, designed and built by The Royal Artists. The remaining floats will be rented from the Conde Cavaliers.

To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of the 2018 parade, click HERE.

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