All the craziness of the holidays is over for the time being but for those who live in Louisiana it’s merely a small break before the biggest party of the year comes around…Mardi Gras. Stores already have their decorations up and king cakes already being made.
I get excited for Mardi Gras and not for the modern day New Orleans festivities of the holiday, but more for the unique atmosphere, the culture, and of course the food. There’s a lot more to Mardi Gras than flashing people to get beads and what a lot of people don’t know is that that’s not what the holiday is about nor do most Louisianians participate in the mischievous beading. Most of us just like to hang out, have crawfish boils, go to the festivals, catch some beads from the floats, have art walks/shows, and have a few drinks.
Louisiana has the most culture and chilled out atmosphere…I hope to experience more of it this season.