Mardi Gras Celebrations in Acadiana – 2019

Mardi Gras at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion

For most people, Mardi Gras is the first thing they think of when discussing Louisiana. The crazy parades, great music, tasty king cakes, colorful beads, outrageous costumes, and the amazing parties are a few highlights of this holiday. Lafayette is known to host many parades, events, parties, and great activities including the Greater Southwest Louisiana…

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Make Your Mardi Gras 2018 Plans at Louisiana Cajun Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Mardi Gras season 2018 - decorative display

Mardi Gras, also known as “Fat Tuesday” is a French Catholic celebration that has a long-standing history in Louisiana. It is believed that the first Mardi Gras was held in 1837 in New Orleans but in later years, the tradition spread like wildfire in the southern region. Mardi Gras is known for several things but…

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Courir De Mardi Gras

Courir de mardi gras

Have you ever heard of Courir De Mardi Gras celebrations in south Louisiana?  (Pronounced Kurir D Mardi Gra). If you are not from Louisiana, you would assume that the only way to celebrate Mardi Gras is the way it is done in New Orleans.  Many folks assume Mardi Gras consists of only parades where people…

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2018 Mardi Gras Ball Schedule Lafayette

  The 2018 Mardi Gras Ball Schedule in Lafayette, La is finalized; so let the party begin! For most Mardi Gras Krewes in South Louisiana, the Carnival is a year-long celebration which all leads to the Balls, the parades, and finally Mardi Gras day. The Children’s Krewe of Oberon Ball and the Krewe of Carnivale en Rio…

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Louisiana Mardi Gras at the Mansion

Mardi Gras at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion

The Mardi Gras 2017 season is upon us here in Cajun country, and this year the Louisiana Cajun Mansion is doing the carnival in style!  It’s a magical time for us here at the mansion. The Christmas & New Year holiday season has ended and now it’s time for Cajuns and their friends to party! Foundations of…

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