All Saint’s Day in New Orleans’ Cities of the Dead

Relics of St.Roch's
Relics of St.Roch's
"To all whose desire is to be rich and to live a short life, but a merry one, I have no hesitation in recommending New Orleans." 

                                                               –Henry B. Fearson, Sketches of America, London, 1819

Decorating the Graves All Saint's Day, New Orleans 

 New Orleans likes to follow up her seasons of festivity (some might argue debauchery)  with a day set apart for  religious observance – a Catholic feast, or celebration.
Mardi Gras is followed by Ash Wednesday, and today, after Halloween's orange and black party, is
All Saint's Day.
Now, understanding New Orleans is impossible, but I'll give you a glimpse into the thinking of her inhabitants…
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6 thoughts on “All Saint’s Day in New Orleans’ Cities of the Dead

  1. Wow! These are some amazing photos and the information about all the tombs and stories. Really, Pam, you need to write this book. I can see a ton of potential here. Dawn did an amazing job with those photos. Again, WOW!

  2. Hi Tami! If you ever write historical or paranormal, Dawn is a good resource for NOLA related information. She researches building history & all sorts of things…. I'm so happy to have found her on Google + !

  3. Love this like I love the city itself! I went down for The World Science Fiction Convention there in the late '80s (yes, I'm old) and had a wonderful time. Definitely want to go back with Dear Hubby. A local friend who had 15 minutes to evacuate for Katrina told me the story of St. Expedite and I used that in my class at a government office. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Hi Julee, You'll have to share that story! Is it the one about poundcake? And I hope your friend is doing ok now. Hi Michele! It's quite a place if you love history, food,music, and people watching. You need to come on down! The rest of the state is equally beautiful.

  5. I'm with Tami – you need to do something great with all this wonderful information. This is a fascinating blog and I'm going to link to it from my FB page. :-)And did you get my response thru FB to your email? FB keeps telling me the message wasn't sent but it's showing up in the chain. Argh!

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