Prairie du Rocher Tradition

On New Year’s Eve, a few members of La Guiannee Society gathered on the porch of the Creole House in Prairie du Rocher to perform the traditional La Guiannee song. The La Guiannee tradition dates back to 1722. Normally, each year the group travels around the area performing at various homes and businesses; however this year due to the pandemic, they only had the one performance. A live stream of the performance was posted on Prairie du Rocher Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. And while this Prairie du Rocher tradition still took place, it was noted that this year’s Twelfth Night Ball has been canceled. Photo courtesy of Michell Baker.