Big birthday for Big Easy: New Orleans marks tricentennial

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Big birthday for Big Easy: New Orleans marks tricentennial

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Newlyweds dance their way out of St. Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Catholic faith and traditions have played a role in New Orleans’ culture since Feb. 9, 1718, when a priest planted a cross on the site where the St. Louis Cathedral now stands. The city is celebrating its tricentennial this year.
Revelers congregate at the start of the Society of Saint Anne Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. The city celebrates its tricentennial in 2018.

Big birthday for Big Easy: New Orleans marks tricentennial

Newlyweds dance their way out of St. Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Catholic faith and traditions have played a role in New Orleans’ culture since Feb. 9, 1718, when a priest planted a cross on the site where the St. Louis Cathedral now stands. The city is celebrating its tricentennial this year.
Revelers congregate at the start of the Society of Saint Anne Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. The city celebrates its tricentennial in 2018.
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