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5 Things That Make Christmas in South Louisiana Unique

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Sure, we celebrate at the drop of the hat here. But it’s not just the party that makes us unique, it’s how we celebrate and the way we describe things, and the pride we take in our culture. How much do you know about what make Christmas in South Louisiana so special? Here are a 5 easy questions about Christmas in South Louisiana.

1.) What is the name given Santa Claus in Louisiana culture? Papa Noel.

2.) What is the Bayou tradition for showing the way for Santa? Bonfires on the Levees.

3.) What’s the traditional dish on Cajun family tables at Christmas time? Gumbo.

4.) When is St. Nicholas Day? December 5.

5.) When is ’12th Night’? January 6.

 

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