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St. Joseph's Day: Understanding the Tradition

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St. Joseph’s Day is a widely celebrated holiday in New Orleans. The holiday can be traced back to the ancient Sicilians who prayed to St. Joseph when they were suffering from famine. In the following video, Errol Laborde explains that New Orleans had the largest Sicilian migration in the country and discusses more of the history of St. Joseph’s Day and some of the traditions associated with the holiday. Check it out! http://bit.ly/xEsCKs 

Errol Laborde is editor/associate publisher of New Orleans Magazine and editor/publisher of Louisiana Life magazine.