St. Joseph's Night and Super Sunday 2017

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Published on: February 24th, 2017

906x680 Monogram Hunters 2nd Chief Jeremy Stevenson downtown on St. Joseph's Night 2016 [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]

Monogram Hunters 2nd Chief Jeremy Stevenson downtown on St. Joseph's Night 2016 [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]
Monogram Hunters 2nd Chief Jeremy Stevenson downtown on St. Joseph's Night 2016 [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]

"The legendary Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans can be seen in all their splendor on Fat Tuesday, the one day of the year they're allowed to run wild in the streets from dawn to dark. But there's another Crescent City holiday, celebrated every March 19th, that brings the Indians out into the neighborhood streets in full costume once again, and in some ways it's even more magical -- because it takes place in the dark of night." -John Sinclair

St. Joseph's Night and Uptown Super Sunday come this year on March 19. On St. Joseph's Night, the Indians will be out in the neighborhoods across the city participating in rituals with long histories. They can usually be found under the Claiborne bridge, at A.L. Davis Park, and other spots at various times throughout the night. Learn more about St. Joseph's Night and some of the history behind it at the link and check out photos from recent St. Joseph's Nights, 2012-2016, in the photo gallery below. 

On Super Sunday, Mardi Gras Indians from all parts of New Orleans come together for a procession that displays their unity and amazing artistry. At the end of the procession, there is a big festival with music, food, children's activities, and more. Uptown Super Sunday is the first of these "super" celebrations; downtown Super Sunday and "West Fest" on the Westbank follow. The first event will begin at A.L. Davis Park at the corner of Washington & LaSalle around noon.

Check back for the most recent info at WWOZ's Takin' It To The Streetsyour source for Mardi Gras Indian and second line news.

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