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Mardi Gras is a tradition that is deeply ingrained in the heart of every Louisianan. Even if you consider yourself a New Orleans Mardi Gras expert, we’re here to say you have not seen anything yet!

The celebrations outside of New Orleans are as diverse as the state itself. We celebrate all our roots: French, Spanish, Cajun, Creole or Native American.
From early January through Mardi Gras Day, each city in each region of the state has its own way of celebrating. We all love Carnival Season, the weeks of parades, feasts, family fun and revelry are part and parcel of this one-of-a-kind and worldwide-known event.

King Cake has been a long-standing tradition around Mardi Gras, decorated with three official colors, purple, gold and green representing justice, power, and faith.

Seize the opportunity to combine a Mardi Gras celebration with the discovery of the many attractions Louisiana has to offer in winter: Lafayette and the Cajun culture, the natural highlights of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the famous bayous, the historical heritage of the Great River Road and plantations or New Orleans’ vibrant neighborhoods such as the French Quarter, Garden District and Faubourg Marigny.

Contact: B World Communication, Louisiana Office of Tourism representative in France, Yohann Robert, Email: yohann@bworldcom.com