September 22, 2018

Big birthday for Big Easy: New Orleans marks tricentennial

The Big Easy is celebrating a big birthday this year: 300 years since New Orleans was founded.

The celebration began New Year’s Eve with a massive fireworks show over the Mississippi River. Exhibitions, festivals and events planned throughout 2018 — including Mardi Gras — will reflect the tricentennial theme.

The city’s three centuries of history include “colonization by both France and Spain, a British invasion, devastating fires, pirates, yellow fever and hurricanes, among other challenges,” said Kristian Sonnier, spokesman for the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. Through it all,

Source: http://www.hillsdale.net/entertainmentlife/20180211/big-birthday-for-big-easy-new-orleans-marks-tricentennial