Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mardi Gras

Today is Mardi Gras and while lots of folks enjoy the big-city carnival atmosphere, there are lots of smaller festivals being enjoyed all across south Louisiana.

Below is a video taken a couple of years ago at the Mardi Gras celebrations in Eunice, LA and Mamou, LA. The festivals are smaller but no less heart-felt. The end of the video is the Courirs parade in Mamou. In this traditional country celebration, the riders dress in costume and scour the rural areas for the makings of a traditional gumbo, then they parade through town and assemble to make the evening meal for the dance.

It's a slice of Mardi Gras that you don't see unless you get out of the city and head for the country.

4 comments:

Michael W. said...

So when are you and your lady going to invite us over for a cup of good coffee and a big slice of King cake?

Old NFO said...

Damn, I miss home... sigh...

Joey said...

Made Gumbo for dinner. Topped it off with King Cake. Life is good on Mardi Gras.

Melissa said...

That was such an awesome day! I look forward to sharing it with Elyas

Thanks for teaching your son to cook- he is the best husband ever :)