Easter in New Orleans

Easter in New Orleans

Learn how Easter Sunday is celebrated in the Big Easy.

In New Orleans, Easter starts out with early morning church services before the festivities can begin.  Because Easter marks the end of Lent (the 40+ days of fasting and abstinence that began on Ask Wednesday), the day is a festive celebration of color, food, and fashion to mark the coming spring.

New Orleans is known for its love of parades, so it’s not surprising that the citizens celebrate with three on Easter Sunday.  All three of the parades take place in the French Quarter and are free for the public to attend.  However, New Orleans doesn’t end their celebrations with the parades.  The city has an abundance of fun activities for the whole family to partake in.

For starters, many of the city’s most famous restaurants serve up special brunches to celebrate the end of Lent.  As most people give up sweet or particularly indulgent foods for their 40 days of fasting, Easter brunch is truly a decadent and delicious affair.  In fact, many of the top restaurants even offer special Easter Sunday discounts so everyone can have a taste of their tasty offerings.

Another popular Easter event are the egg hunts that happen throughout the city.  One of the biggest Easter egg hunts takes place in the amusement park in City Park, but there are plenty of other, smaller event hosted by different organizations.

True to its reputation of being a city filled with fun and excitement, New Orleans doesn’t hold back when Easter Sunday rolls around.  Interested is celebrating like they do in New Orleans?  Then make sure you mark your calendar for the next Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival.  In summer of 2018, Simi Valley will come alive with Cajun music and food, zydeco music, blues music, a Mardi Gras parade, zydeco dance lessons, and more!  To learn more about this exciting local event, contact Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival today.