Carnival Season in Louisiana

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fes.ti.val, noun. \ˈfes-tə-vəl\, an event usually and ordinarily staged by a local community centered on some unique aspect of that community.

One thing that there is no short of here in New Orleans and southern Louisiana is a good Festival. So I have begun highlighting a Festival {or two, or three} each month- see the sidebar to the left. This month and next are pretty much designated solely to one of the quintessential Louisiana celebrations- Mardi Gras. Beginning in March, we'll start to see some other really great festivals, both large & small, out there... so stay tuned!

Click here for Mardi Gras Schedules in and around New Orleans.
Click here for the Carnival Season schedule in and around Acadiana.
Click here for the history & traditions behind Mardi Gras.

Off the beaten path, be sure to check out these small town Mardi Gras celebrations. I have done both for many, many years and they are not to be missed. So grab your rubber boots, sunglasses & a koozie and head out of the big City for a true Cajun experience-
Mamou, Louisiana
Henderson, Louisiana

-lila
Photo, Krewe of Rex, Getty Images

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