In just ten days, my beloved city of Detroit will be having a le marche du nain rouge. This is both an old and new tradition. Old because it is based on an old celebration that started around the time the city was founded, about 310 years ago. New because Detroiters have only recently taken it up again.
I'm not going to be anywhere near the city, but maybe I'll wear red that day in solidarity. And to keep the devil at bay.