Wednesday, October 3, 2007

What are your plans for Halloween in New Orleans?

Halloween is fast approaching and New Orleans is a great place to spend it. Can you imagine walking through a haunted tour on Halloween night? What if is it includes the grave of a voodoo priestess and the City of the Dead? That's what you can expect in a city with as much history, and as much haunting, as New Orleans.

Tour St Louis Cemetery #1 and pay your respects to Marie Laveau. Ms Laveau was a voodoo priestess in the 1830s. She was a devout catholic and managed to combine Catholicism with voodon. Marie died in the 1880s and was buried in New Orleans, in an above ground cemetery, and you can visit her to this day.

Some additional festivities associated with Halloween include:

The House of Shock – an outdoor stage show

Scarecrow Trail – A walking tour through scary, and funny, scarecrows in the City Park Botanical Gardens

The Vampire Lestat Ball – A coven ball for charity

There are many more festive happenings this year. New Orleanian's don't need much reason to party and they sure know how to make Halloween a special time. If you are a native, take in a tour. If you are a visitor, make sure to visit one of the more off beat locations while you're there.

Any other ideas for places to go or things to do in New Orleans at Halloween this year?

BTW, make sure not to stray too far off the beaten path. You never know what you'll find.


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