St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans

You know the Big Easy never misses a chance for a parade and a party.  The New Orleans St. Patrick’s Day celebration, which goes on for nearly a week, is no exception. (Thank you Neworleansonline.com)

New Orleans has historically been home to many different immigrant populations, and starting in the mid 1800s,  large numbers of Irish have made it their home.  Pair the Irish traditions surrounding St. Patrick’s day with New Orleans Parades and festivities and you’ve got a heck of a party.

We were intrigued–and a bit alarmed–to learn that the Mardi Gras tradition of throwing little prizes off the floats into the cheering crowds is alive and well on St. Patrick’s day–the alarming part is that they throw cabbages, potatoes, and carrots.

This woman is obviously stocking up for a crowd:

More on St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans here  (Thanks to Stpatricksdayneworleans.com).

Whatever (and wherever) your St. Patrick’s Day plans take you, Beck’s wishes you a fun, safe celebration, and as always, Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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