Happy 296th Birthday New Orleans! Posted 4:57 PM, May 7, 2014, by Deepak Saini FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestLinkedInEmail × Happy 296th Birthday New Orleans! On Wednesday May 7th, New Orleans celebrates her 296th birthday! Like fine wine, she seems to be getting better with age. News With A Twist reporter Deepak Saini collected congratulations from around the city.