Louisiana Sunflower Trail and Festival

Louisiana Sunflower Trail and Festival

The Red River runs south from Oklahoma to eventually join the mighty Mississippi River. Along the way, up in the northwestern corner of Louisiana, it divides Caddo and Bossier Parishes. Caddo Parish’s largest city is Shreveport, but that historic city is located in the southernmost part of the parish. The majority of Caddo’s land and [...]

Thursday Travel : Gonzales, La Jambalaya Festival

Thursday Travel  : Gonzales, La Jambalaya Festival

It's time for a Road Trip to Gonzales, Louisiana, (population 11,350). It's conveniently located between the capital city of Baton Rouge and the fun and originality of New Orleans. Festival History: Gonzales is the "Jambalaya Capital of the World." In 1967, this term was only an inspiration in the mind of Steve Juneau to promote the [...]

October : World teacher Day

October : World teacher Day

This October we celebrates two important holidays : World Teacher Day and Walk to School Day ! So lets start our celebration off Now by saying Thank You * Teachers at the heart of education recovery : The theme of World Teachers' Day 2021 i 'Teachers at the heart of education recovery'. It aims to [...]

Louisiana Christmas Eve

Today I am celebrating a traditional Louisiana Christmas ;  Great River Road region between New Orleans and Baton Rouge can lay claim to one of the more unusual public December holiday lighting displays you’ll find in Louisiana. It’s here on the earthen levees bordering the Mississippi River in St. James, St. John the Baptist and Ascension parishes that local Christmas lights aren’t colored bulbs, but instead dozens of 20-feet-high flaming pyramids [...]

Happy Hanukkah

The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar [...]

Festival of Holidays * New Year Party

Festival of Holidays * New Year Party

So if we are having a New Year celebration we need party food : Here's a sample of recipes -    Champagne Punch  Using a pitcher, mix orange and pineapple juice. Pour orange-pineapple mixture into champagne flutes until half full. Fill glasses with champagne. Serve immediately, garnished with raspberries and rosemary, if desired.     Black Bean and [...]

New Year Quilt

New Year Quilt

Thursday Festival of Holidays ends  our celebration with New Year !   Lisa    book link As each holiday season approaches, some revel in welcoming the New Year ahead; others quietly mourn the passing of time gone by. "We can't hold on to the past," says Master Quilter Sylvia Compson, "but we can keep the best part [...]

Louisiana *Customs,Tradition and Life

Louisiana *Customs,Tradition and Life

Explore more with this book. written by a native author  explains more about  Louisiana customs ,traditions and life. Lisa      Amazon author page Free with Kindle Unlimited  Ghost stories abound in the Cajun and Creole city of Lafayette, Louisiana. The Hub City boasts a multitude of spirits and specters, from those lost in Civil [...]