- This week in Louisiana history. December 28, 1862. (Old) State Capitol burned by Union Soldiers.
- This week in New Orleans history. Roy E. Glapion, Jr. was
born on December 3, 1935 in New Orleans, La. He was educated
in Catholic schools in New Orleans and obtained his Bachelor
of Science degree from Xavier University in 1958. He served
for 24 years in the Orleans Parish Public School System as a
teacher and coach, the majority of his time spent at Carter G.
Woodson and Joseph S. Clark schools. Glapion joined the Zulu
Social Aid and Pleasure Club in 1972 and soon became the
club's finance chairman. At the beginning of 1998, he was
diagnosed with colon cancer. While fighting the disease, he
was elected King Zulu 2000, but lost his battle with cancer
before he could reign. He died on December 28, 1999 and the
Zulu organization honored him by allowing his reign to be
posthumous, the King's float rolling empty in his memory on
Mardi Gras 2000.
- This week in Louisiana.
December 31, 2019
New Year's Eve In New Orleans
New Year's Eve is that happy occasion between Christmas and Twelfth Night. It’s a time to welcome in the new year with family and friends. There’s food, and – always – a band.
For the biggest party in the city, head to Jackson Square – the Quarter is packed with festive party goers eager to count down the time until the New Year arrives.
If outdoor celebrations and big crowds are not for you, make a reservation at one of the city’s many fine restaurants and celebrate the evening over delectable meals and of course, lots of bubbly. Many restaurants offer special deals or packages for the evening, so make sure you check ahead to ensure the perfect night for you, your loved ones and friends.
- Postcards from Louisiana. Angelica & Wolf, Jax Brewery
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