2004 New Orleans
Louisiana Saint Patrick's Day Parade
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in New
Orleans and its suburb in the form of another parade! It's the perfect
season for another celebration ... after all, ....it's New Orleans, and we
love to parade!
Our annual St. Patrick's Day Parades are considered another opportunity for
family and friends to get together and enjoy a day outdoors. It seems as if
the entire city is on the street with picnic baskets, umbrellas, and their
recreational vehicles...enjoying one of the biggest street parties of the
year! Men and women in walking groups from various clubs in the city dress
in costumes of green give out flowers, beads, and kisses to lucky parade
goers along the route.
Music adds to the festivities with bands and amplifiers in the parade, and
walking groups dancing down the street...only stopping to award their
beautiful beads and flowers to the lucky parade goers along the route.
Floats and truck floats (those on flatbed trailers created by the riders
themselves) respond to the call, "Throw me something, Mister!" Historically,
the parade's most famous throws, are cabbages, carrots, onions...and moon
pies! (You may even see a potato or two in the air!)
Hope you, too, have a Happy St. Patrick's Day...Enjoy the pictures of the
parade....and be sure to visit us for
St. Patrick's Day!