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Bayou La Batre

Bayou La Batre's Blessing of the Fleet

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Blessing of the Fleet in Bayou La Batre.

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Bayou La Batre's Blessing of the Fleet
Bayou La Batre's Blessing of the Fleet

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May 15, 2022, 8:00 AM

Bayou La Batre, Bayou La Batre, AL, USA

About the Event

Join the 45th annual parade of fishing vessels to receive blessings in honor of the start of the shrimp season.  This tradition dates back centuries offering prayers for an abundant season and protection for the fisherman.  The festivities include mass at St. Margaret's Catholic Church, a blessing ceremony, displays of skilled craftsman and a wide array of coastal food specialties.

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