Friday, November 28, 2008

How they honor Joan in France

This is the video that inspired me to create something here in New Orleans honoring St. Joan.

May 8th is a national holiday in France, celebrating the day that Joan completed her first mission in 1429 by raising the siege of Orleans.

In our case, we are celebrating Joan's birthday on January 6th which is also Twelfth Night.

Watching this video, you can see how this can grow into a wonderful celebration of medieval/Renaissance times, Joan's life, and other sacred and secular tributes to The Maid of Orleans.