St Joseph Altar in Independence

Every March 19th New Orleans Catholics celebrate St. Joseph’s Day by constructing elaborate altars to honor the relief St. Joseph provided during a famine in Sicily. The tradition began in the late 1800’s when Sicilian immigrants settled in New Orleans.

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Foibe seats

The foibe refers to mass killings, both during and after World War II, mainly committed by Yugoslav Partisans against the local ethnic Italian population.
The term refers to the corpses being thrown into foibe, deep natural sinkholes.

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palazzo migliori pope dinner

A noble palace, a few meters from San Pietro, made available by the Pope to the homeless. What a lesson for the greedy.

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kings cake

If you care for your waistline, it is a no-brainer: go Italian!

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bacchus float

The Krewe of Bacchus is one of the most innovative Mardi Gras Parades in New Orleans Carnival history. Foounded in 1968, it changed the way the Carnival celebration had been conducted for more than a hundred years.

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