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Rex Mardi Gras Parade
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The Holidays

Party all year long with local festivals 

In New Orleans, celebrations happen all year long. Find holiday-related festivals to plan your trip around, or just come to once you're in town for your vacation.

Mr. Bingle
Celebrate the holidays like nowhere else does in New Orleans - from caroling in...
  • Beginning on Twelfth Night, Jan. 6, the city is obsessed with eating, costuming, bead-tossing and parading that increases in intensity as Ash Wednesday nears.
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  • 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, St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans becomes a week-and-a-half of roiling, rollicking fun. Count on three parades and two legendary block parties that involve all sorts of...
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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 and its...
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  • How do we celebrate Labor Day in New Orleans? By not letting you do a lick of work – that’s how! 
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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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  • Second only to Mardi Gras for its dazzling display of fun and finery, Halloween in New Orleans draws thousands to the Quarter for devilish fun while vampires, zombies, ghosts, goblins and everything...
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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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