Italian American Society will serve pasta, have a parade, celebrate 50 years after pandemic break

Mar 15, 2022 420

New Orleans paradegoers will switch out their Mardi Gras beads and lucky four-leaf clovers for fava beans and Italy’s red, white and green flag this weekend. The Italian American St. Joseph Society of New Orleans has planned a weekend of events mostly open to the public, including its annual parade and pasta party, to celebrate St. Joseph’s Day on March 19, according to the club’s president, Peter Gilberti.

While the organization is 52 years old, Gilberti said members will be celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year, after the parade was postponed two years in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re doing a do-over,” he said.

 

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SOURCE: https://www.nola.com

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