On Sunday, March 13, for just one day, Deutsches Haus will be ceremonially handed over to the Irish to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. This will be a celebration of the traditional culture of Ireland as well as a recognition of the Irish-German families that are a integral part of New Orleans. Doors open at noon.
The event includes a number of traditional dance groups, bag pipers, and traditional Irish music and musicians. The Haus kitchen will be preparing authentic Irish food which includes that quintessential St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland dish: Bacon and Cabbage, with potatoes and creamy Parsley Sauce. Menu also includes Potato, Leek and Bacon Soup and Irish Soda bread.
This is a kid-friendly event with children encouraged to participate in the dancing, music and singing all afternoon.
There will be no green beer at this event but, for those who wish to raise a pint, the Haus has Guinness on tap, as well as other Irish beers available for this event.
- 12:20 to 12:40 Opening Ceremony
- 12:30 Food service begins
- 12:40 – 1:20 Ryans’s School of Irish Dance
- 1:20 to 1:40 Bagpipers
- 2:00 to 2:40 New Orleans Strahspey and Reel Society
- 2:40 to 3:10 New Orleans Shanty singers
- 3:30 to 4:10 Muggivin Irish Dance School
- 4:20 to 5:00 Mixed musicians and singers til close