News for December 2007

First MARDI GRAS Parade In U.S.

First MARDI GRAS Parade In U.S.

December 30, 2007 Latest News

NEW ORLEANS PRIDE, WEEK OF JANUARY 14, 2008. FIRST MARDI GRAS PARADE IN U.S.: NEW ORLEANS, LA OR MOBilE, AL ???Early New Year's morning, 1830, in Mobile Alabama, a group of young men were heading home after a fun evening which included plenty of … Read More »

GNOHLA Announces 2008 President

GNOHLA Announces 2008 President

December 28, 2007 Latest News

The Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association recently named Ashish Verma as its 2008 President. Verma is the General Manager of the Windsor Court Hotel.Ashish Verma successfully led post-Katrina recovery efforts at the Windsor Court Hotel an… Read More »

THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

December 20, 2007 Latest News

NEW ORLEANS PRIDE, WEEK OF JANUARY 7, 2008.The Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. At the tail end of the War of 1812, the British with the mightiest army in the world, decided to teach the Americans a lesson for stabbing them in the back by decl… Read More »

FLEUR DE LIS

FLEUR DE LIS

December 20, 2007 Latest News

NEW ORLEANS PRIDE, WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2007FLEUR DE LISLight Standards on Canal StreetAn old truism we have all heard states: when you live close to the forest, you sometimes don't see the trees. Another old saying is: never ask a native about t… Read More »

FRUITCAKE!

FRUITCAKE!

December 20, 2007 Latest News

NEW ORLEANS PRIDE, WEEK OF DECEMBER 10, 2007FRUITCAKE!IS THERE REAllY ONLY ONE, OR ARE THERE MilLIONS?Johnny Carson once jokingly said there was only one fruitcake in the U.S. People just kept passing it around. He also had a list of the best ten u… Read More »

CHRISTMAS CANDY CANE

CHRISTMAS CANDY CANE

December 20, 2007 Latest News

NEW ORLEANS PRIDE, WEEK OF DECEMBER 3, 2007CHRISTMAS CANDY CANEAn ingenious, creative candy maker, wishing to make a candy that would be symbolic of Christmas, came up with the idea of the ever-popular "Christmas candy cane".The candy is extremely ha… Read More »

CHRISTMAS CAROL

CHRISTMAS CAROL "SILENT NIGHT"

December 20, 2007 Latest News

NEW ORLEANS PRIDE, WEEK OF DECEMBER 24, 2007CHRISTMAS CAROL "SILENT NIGHT"In the early morning on December 24, 1818, Father Josef Mohr, pastor of a small Catholic Parish in Oberndorf, Austria, received devastating news. The little church's organ… Read More »

CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS

December 10, 2007 Latest News

NEW ORLEANS PRIDE, WEEK OF DECEMBER 17, 2007CHRISTMASNew Orleans First Christmas CelebrationAlthough we do not know the exact date New Orleans was founded, there are historical records of the first Christmas celebration. On Christmas Eve, 1718, the … Read More »

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