Monthly Archive : Mardi Gras Indians

New Orleans traditions: Ghede, the voodoo spirits of death and fertility

In New Orleans, we have all kinds of traditions, and many of us do not know the roots or the reasons for these traditions, so we will be unmasking as many of them as we can. We have all seen the Voodoo tours, the Voodoo ceremonies, and the Voodoo practitioners that walk the streets of New Orleans, so here is a bit more about ghede, the voodoo spirits of death and fertility. Read More »

Super Sunday Goes West

Who can not be awed by the site of a brilliantly-colored, feather-bedecked and beaded Mardi Gras Indian masker making his way down an Uptown or a Downtown New Orleans street on Carnival Day? Preceded by his spy boy ... Read More »

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