New Orleans is known for extravagant celebrations and St. Patrick’s Day is no different. Around here, it’s not only a great day for the Irish, but also for all who are visiting New Orleans. Throughout the city you will find extravagant St. Patrick’s Day celebrations featuring an array of green costumes, beads and flowers. Some of you may be asking “What is St. Patrick’s Day” and wondering why we celebrate it. This holiday in America is celebrate to recognize those of Irish and Irish American culture and stems from an official feast day created in Ireland in the early seventeenth century. Combine a day of feasting and a reason to dress up and you know New Orleans will throw quite a fantastic party.
Like other celebrations and holidays, St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans is different than the rest of the country. In New Orleans, we love to celebrate with Mardi Gras-style parades, big block parties and tons of fun and unique costumes. The Irish Channel Parade runs through Uptown New Orleans and is welcomed by a block party on famous Magazine Street. They throw beads like most New Orleans parades, but they also throw some very unique throws like cabbage, carrots and Irish Spring soap! If you’ve never spent St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans, you should definitely put it on your bucket list!
Conveniently, our French Quarter location provides the perfect departure for all of the St. Patrick’s day activities in New Orleans. You can catch parades throughout the city as well as parties at various locations. Join us in the French Quarter this St. Patrick’s Day and don’t forget to wear something green!