November 5, 2008

all saints night*

here are a few images from all saints night on the northshore in lacombe. this was my first time going to all saints night in louisiana. the traditions seem similar to those in latin america. spend the day cleaning up the cemetery + visit relatives at night with candles, flowers + the occasional gift. i believe this used to be the custom in new orleans as well, until laws were past against lighting candles in the cemetery at night. i've blacked out any visible names out of respect for the families. i wanna say thanks to my friend beth for telling me about this and letting me tag along.

you may find additional photos here.

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