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Rex Mardi Gras Parade
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Major Holidays in New Orleans

Celebrate various holidays New Orleans style

In New Orleans, exciting events happen all year long. Find holiday-related festivals to plan your trip around, or just come celebrate in a city that truly values celebrating. Delicious food, firework displays, unique parades and one-of-a-kind parties, make New Orleans an ideal destination for any major holiday. From Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day to Halloween and New Years Eve, see what's going on below.

Bacchus Mardi Gras Parade
Beginning on Twelfth Night, Jan. 6, the city is obsessed with eating, costuming, bead-tossing and parading that increases in intensity as...
  • February’s love song to New Orleans might include rich treats, a po-boy and if the calendar cooperates, a Mardi Gras running warm or cold depending on the weather.
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  • Every March 19 th New Orleans Catholics celebrate St. Joseph’s Day by constructing elaborate altars to honor the relief St. Joseph provided during a famine in Sicily.
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  • Officially March 17 th , St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans becomes a week-and-a-half of roiling, rollicking fun. Count on parades and block parties, and adorn yourself in green.
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  • The promise of renewal, white linen dresses and seersucker suits comes with Easter in New Orleans.
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  • Memorial Day, the last Monday of May, honors the brave men and women who lost their lives fighting for what they believed in
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  • Mothers give life to the world. Return the favor by bringing mom to the country’s liveliest city. New Orleans is the perfect destination for food, music and the celebration of family.
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  • Whether you barbeque on the bank of the Mississippi River or explore the WWII Museum, you're sure to find a one-of a kind 4th of July in the Crescent City.
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  • Make the most of your three-day weekend with our roundup of everything to see & do this Labor Day in New Orleans.
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  • In Mexico and farther south, families visit cemeteries on Nov. 1, All Saints Day, to commune with their departed and tend to their tombs.
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  • Halloween in New Orleans draws thousands to the Quarter for devilish fun in carefully crafted costumes. Beyond the exciting parties, find haunted houses, ghost tours and more.
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  • New Orleans has many reasons to be thankful. Live Oaks, Mardi Gras Indians, Coliseum Square, Holy Cross architecture, Irma Thomas and Blue Plate mayonnaise to name just a few. 
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  • In New Orleans, New Years Eve is that happy occasion between Christmas and Twelfth Night. It’s a time to welcome in the new year with family and friends.
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Mr. Bingle
Celebrate the holidays like nowhere else does in New Orleans - from caroling in Jackson Square to delicious traditional dinners and more!