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The History of New Orleans Voodoo

Much like the city it calls home to, New Orleans Voodoo has an extremely fascinating background and has been ingrained in Louisiana culture for over three centuries.   Don’t let some Hollywood depictions fool you, though—voodoo has never involved sorcerers, potions, dark magic, or a doll being poked with a sewing needle. Voodoo is an authentic religion that is still …

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24 Creative Pumpkin Decorating Ideas from the Pelican Family

Pelican’s annual Halloween celebration, Boo Bash, is one of the most anticipated days of the year for Pelican team members. It’s jam-packed with fun games, delicious food, creative costumes, and pumpkins galore. We don’t just carve pumpkins here at Pelican. Pumpkins are meticulously crafted, painted, stacked, and much more to bring the vision of their creators to life!    Whether you’re …

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The History of the Roman Candy Company

All images courtesy of Daniel Kottemann. What if I told you that one of the longest-running and most beloved food businesses in New Orleans was a 1900s kitchen on wheels whose star employee was a mule named Miss Mae? Would you believe me? On any given day in the Crescent City, you may just stumble upon this particularly sweet tradition. …

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The Mystery of the Louisiana Feu Follet

The word “light” is a term that is universally seen as a symbol of optimism. Its context in literature often represents knowledge and resolve where there is otherwise uncertainty. It illuminates the end of the troubling tunnel that we may find ourselves traveling through. Light is the figurative sun that eliminates darkness with positivity and peace. What if I told …