30 Nov It’s a Marsh Buggies Christmas! | Marsh Buggies INC
HEAUX HEAUX HEAUX, It’s a Marsh Buggies Christmas! Here in Louisiana, we love to celebrate all year and it’s no wonder that Christmas is even more wonderful down here in the south. Here are five ways that Christmas is celebrated differently here in Louisiana.
Réveillon is from the French word meaning “awakening.” It’s said this is due to the custom from the 1900s of fasting and staying awake until after midnight mass on Christmas Eve. People would enjoy a great feast upon returning home, but as this custom died over time it was then revived by New Orleans restaurants in the 90s. Every year dozens of local restaurants create Réveillon menus and submit them for approval by a specially appointed panel. Here is a list of restaurants in New Orleans that have amazing Révellion menus.
How else would Papa Noel know the way without the Mississippi bonfires! Although these bonfires happen all over the state, the most spectacular display is in St. James Parish on Christmas Eve. There will be over 110 bonfires on the levee this year between the towns of Gramercy and Lutcher. This is accompanied by parades, rides, and crafts.
Papa Noel’s Transportation
We all know that the whole reindeer thing is a myth. Santa travels in a pirogue pulled by alligators. He makes his way to their houses on South Louisiana rivers and bayous. Of course these gators have names too: Tiboy, Suzette, Rene, Ninette, Pierre, Alcee, Celeste, and Gaston.
Don’t forget that if you have a live tree this year that it is extremely important to dispose of it the right way! Learn more about the Christmas Tree Marsh Restoration Project here.
From all of us here at Marsh Buggies Inc, we hope that you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Our New Years Resolution is to continue being your destination for amphibious equipment in Louisiana and exceeding your expectations. See you in 2019!