Today’s Holiday: Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival

The Sugar Cane Festival pays tribute to this important crop in New Iberia, Louisiana. The festival, which began in 1937 and now is participated in by 13 of the 17 sugar-producing parishes of the area, begins on Friday with a Farmers’ Day. Highlights of the day are agriculture, homemaking shows, and a boat parade down Bayou Teche. On Saturday, there’s a children’s parade and the crowning of Queen Sugar at a ball; on Sunday, the new Queen Sugar and King Sucrose reign over a parade. Other features are a blessing of the crops and a fais-do-do, a dance party. More…:

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