Italian-Americans honor heritage, food and music

Mar 13, 2015 752

This weekend, amorous Italians will return to the French Quarter for the 45th annual Italian-American Marching Club’s St. Joseph’s Parade and other festivities. The events honor St. Joseph, whose feast day is March 19.

The celebrations begin at noon on Friday, with a presentation of the “World’s Largest Pasta Dish,” holding pasta con sardi — a traditional St. Joseph’s Day dish. The feast is followed by a parade on Saturday, which weaves through the French Quarter. “The whole Quarter comes out to celebrate,” said Judge Anthony Russo, co-founder of the Italian-American Marching Club.

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