It’s that time of the year! The city is taking down Christmas decorations and putting up purple, green and gold. It’s a very magical and fun time. Being a native and taking all that our city has to offer for granted, we sometimes forget how these traditions are viewed from the outside world. Here is a list of questions that I am typically asked about Mardi Gras in case you are also curious about the basics of the celebration.
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Enjoy jazz, gospel, classical and traditional music performed by some of our finest local talent.
Mon. Dec. 6th Ellis Marsalis
Wed. Dec. 8th Zion Harmonizers
Sun. Dec. 12th Ingrid Lucia
Mon. Dec. 13th Trish Foti Genco
Tues. Dec. 14th Danny O’Flaherty
Wed. Dec. 15th Tom McDermott
Thurs. Dec. 16th Philip Manuel
Sun. Dec. 19th St Louis Cathedral Basilica Concert
Mon. Dec. 20th Waltler Wolfman Washington
Tues. Dec. 21st Irvin Mayfield
The general climate in New Orleans is quite tropical as are its lush gardens. You’ll see sweet olive, birds of paradise, jasmine, wisteria, Japanese plums, several varieties of gingers and bougainvillea. read more »
The year 2009 brought the “BELIEVE DAT”.Everyone was pinching each other because the Saints were actually undefeated and the idea of going all the way…..well maybe we could….so you just had to “BELIEVE DAT!”
OMG we win the Super Bowl! The city is joyous. Everyone is hugging and jumping up and down. People are singing the “Who Dat” chant in Walmart.
And of course, we have a parade. We just couldn’t get enough, our beloved boys went all the way and we wanted more! So then goes the “REPEAT DAT!
With prayers, the solemn tolling of bells, second line parades, the drumming of Mardi Gras Indians, commemorative services, and tear filled eyes, south Louisiana residents relived those first days of Katrina. Local and national television stations replayed the heart wrenching scenes of thousands stranded on roof tops and the pitiful scenes of the disaster in the Superdome.