Every Christmas eve night folks from Lutcher to Gramercy light up HUGE wooden structures at 7 p.m. sharp. There were 120 fire permits issued this year and each fire is spaced about a block apart.
There are many theories as to the meaning of this tradition started by the Acadians forever ago.
-the fires serve as a guiding light for those who are traveling to Christmas Eve mass along the river, as a good fog usually kicks up off the river at night...
the way to mass by burning the little baby Jesus up?*
- the fires light the way for Papa Noel on Christmas Eve
-the tradition is a relic left over from the ritual of burning the yule log on the night of the
*I got that picture from a motorcycle website.
**picture from www.louisianagreetings.com