Growing up in Louisiana you experience culture through music, food, celebration and family; none more well known than Mardi Gras Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler or for those not from Louisiana: Mardi Gras Let the Good Times Roll!
These celebrations in Louisiana traditionally begin the day after Christmas and culminate on Fat Tuesday. The major parades are held in New Orleans with a corresponding formal ball once the parade is over. Invitations are coveted and the events are globally recognized. The float participants rain doubloons and beads on the crowds celebrating in the streets.
Louisiana with it’s rich culture of French Creole love of food and celebration embraces visitors to experience all the state has to offer. The people of Louisiana are the most welcoming I have ever experienced and show compassion through example.
Experiencing Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a must on anyone’s vacation list - you will experience fun like nothing else. In the 70’s we were saying: "What happens in Nawlins stays in Nawlins"