Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Day of the Dead and St. Joseph's Day: A Little Lagniappe for New Orleans' Holidays

Mexicans and Italians comprise the largest immigration populations in New Orleans. Despite being “new” to the city, they have become major actors in the city’s annual celebrations. In fact, they are responsible for introducing two of New Orleans’ biggest holidays, Day of the Dead and St. Joseph’s Day. Produced by Lauren Nir and Aiesha Washington. Fall 2011. 7:12.

Central America + People
Sunshine A. Van Bael
Assistant Professor - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology