Sunday, August 7, 2011

Whitney White Linen Night

Saturday night our friends Helen and Zac took us down to New Orleans for the first time. It was Whitney White Linen night, which was mainly about all cool art exhibits. Everyone wears white for this reason...
"In the years before air conditioning in homes and vehicles, New Orleanians did a number of things to lessen the effects of the summer heat. One of them was wearing white linen clothing. Men wore white suits to reflect, rather than absorb, the sun's heat, and women wore white dresses for the same reason. The white linen tradition is revisited every summer in the city's Warehouse Arts District on the first Saturday nigh in August during Whitney White Linen Night."

The street was packed with people all wandering in and out of galleries

We had a great time and look forward to many more festivals in the area!

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