louisiana history

Why Do We Throw Beads At Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras in South Louisiana is kind of like breathing - we just do it. There are so many historical traditions, we rarely think about the significance of what we're doing. Why do we even throw beads at Mardi Gras?
So, Why Do We Call It A ‘Po-Boy’?
In Louisiana, we love our po-boy sandwiches. You can call it a po-boy or a poor boy. You can even spell it po' boy if you like. It doesn't matter, because a po-boy by any other name or spelling is still just as delicious. I've never given any thought as to why it's called a "…