St John’s Eve – Friday, June 23rd

Island of Salvation Botanica and La Source Ancienne Ounfo present the annual St John’s Eve Headwashing on the Magnolia Foot Bridge over Bayou St. John on June 23rd, at 7:00 pm in honor of Marie Laveau . A headwashing is a form of Vodou Baptism. St John’s Eve celebrates the birthday of John The Baptist and is one of the holiest days in the Vodou calendar.

Another ceremony will take place at The International House Hotel on Thursday, June 22nd at 6:30 pm

Both events are open and FREE to the public. Please wear all-white with a white headscarf that can get dirty. Please bring an offering for Marie Laveau. She likes: Creole dishes, hair ribbons, barrettes, hair dressing tools (she was a hairdresser), blue and white candles, flowers, Voodoo-esque potions, gris-gris bags, etc.

 

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