Saturday, December 24, 2016

Bonfires on Christmas Eve

In St. James Parish, just upriver from New Orleans, they have a tradition of lighting bonfires along the levee for Papa Nöel. These are large teepees of firewood, and make for a spectacular sight. You can see these at Lutcher and Gramercy. 

Merry Christmas! -- Joyeux Noël! -- Feliz Navidad!



9 comments:

John Hill said...

That's a pretty tradition!
Merry Christmas, Angel!

Gorilla Bananas said...

They do that for Christmas? It looks like a pagan sacrifice. Have a merry one, Ms Pop Tart.

Mike said...

I don't know how those people are standing that close to the fires. Those things are putting a LOT of heat.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

That's a very nice custom!

Cloudia said...

Aw thanks for sharing that, dear! I never knew it and always love to learn something new. A Christmas Miracle! LOL

Bilbo said...

Merry Christmas, Angel!

Mike said...

Merry Christmas!

allenwoodhaven said...

What an excellent tradition! I hadn't heard of that particular one and am glad to now know.

Merry Christmas!

Blue Grumpster said...

I hope your X-mas was as wonderful as mine.