These 21 beautiful St. Joseph's altars in the New Orleans area will keep the tradition safe

Mar 14, 2021 830

They've been a tradition since the late 1800s, when Sicilian immigrants settled in New Orleans, and they're still going on, pandemic aside.

Elaborate St. Joseph's Altars are unveiled every March 19, as Catholics mark the feast day of the saint who provided relief during a famine in Sicily. There are some changes: Fewer meals will be served, and masking and social distancing rules are in place. 

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