Growing up, Nick Scramuzza’s childhood home never had its own St. Joseph’s Day altar.
“It didn’t need one,” said the co-owner of the Lost Love Lounge in the Marigny. “There was one on each side of us, one across the street, and one on the corner," he says.
"On my block alone, Kerlerec and Chartres, there were at least four or five altars on that one block.”
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.