Mardi Gras Indians on St. Joseph's Day By Maureen McMurray • Mar 21, 2013 TweetShareGoogle+Email View Slideshow 1 of 3 A Mardi Gras Indian on St. Joseph's Day. Maureen McMurray / WWNO View Slideshow 2 of 3 Big Chief Derrick Magee of the Ninth Ward Navajo Mardi Gras Indians. Maureen McMurray / WWNO View Slideshow 3 of 3 Bennie Ratcliff, Trail Chief, Ninth Ward Navajo Mardi Gras Indians. Maureen McMurray / WWNO Listen Listening... / 4:46 St. Joseph's Day is an important holiday for the city's Mardi Gras Indians. Tuesday was St. Joseph’s Day. Nominally a Catholic holiday, St Joseph’s Day is also a significant holiday for the city’s Mardi Gras Indians. Maureen McMurray has the story. Tags: St. Joseph's Dayholidaysfeaturesmardi gras indiansTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Photos From Super Sunday By Jason Saul • Mar 18, 2013 Dionne Grayson / WWNO The Sunday closest to St. Joseph's Day is Super Sunday in New Orleans — the second-most important day on the calendar for Mardi Gras Indians, behind Carnival morning itself. Mardi Gras Indians Tout Generations-Old Traditions By NPR Staff • Feb 21, 2012 Today is Mardi Gras, and people all over the world are celebrating with decadent meals, carnivals and parades.