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Weekly Commentary with New Orleans Magazine’s Errol Laborde

St. Joseph's Day: Understanding the Tradition







Reader Comments:
Mar 12, 2012 11:07 pm
 Posted by  drew

errol, please follow with explanation of St.Joseph's parade

Mar 19, 2012 08:43 am
 Posted by  stephanie

Hi Drew,

I am a Fulbright Scholar and my research was a study of 3 feasts - one was St. Joseph, the festa di pane. New Orleans is definitely the site of feast preservation and celebration in the US but in Sicily the feast is celebrated hugely in several towns, Salemi, Cefalu and Gibellina and Cattabelota. Salemi is primo.

I am here in New Orleans for the St Joseph feast. I love your presentation - very informative. I 'd love to talk to you and show you my photos from Sicily. Maybe contact by email and eventually phone? I live in Brooklyn.

Stephanie Trudeau

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Weekly Commentary with New Orleans Magazine’s Errol Laborde


Errol LabordeErrol Laborde holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of New Orleans and is the editor-in-chief of Renaissance Publishing. In that capacity he serves as editor/associate publisher of New Orleans Magazine and editor/publisher of Louisiana Life magazine.

Errol is also a producer and a regular panelist on Informed Sources, a weekly news discussion program broadcast on public television station WYES-TV, Channel 12. Errol is a three-time winner of the Alex Waller Award, the highest award given in print journalism by the Press Club of New Orleans. He also received the National and City Regional Magazine Association Award for Best Column for his New Orleans Magazine column, beating out 76 city magazines across the country. In 2013, Errol received the award for the "Best News Affiliated Blog," awarded by the Press Club of New Orleans.

Errol’s most recent books are Krewe: The Early Carnival from Comus to Zulu and Marched the Day God: A History of the Rex Organization. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis and traveling with his wife, Peggy, to anywhere they can get away to, but some of his favorite spots are the Caribbean and historic locations around Louisiana. You can reach Errol at (504) 830-7235 or




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