"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
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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