For a lot of us Mardi Gras is as natural as breathing, we know what to do, when to do it and what to wear while we are at it. Still there are always new friends that move into Acadiana everyday and we will have a lot of visitors from other states and other lands. If you are a visitor to our part of the world, welcome to God's Country. This is our home, Mardi Gras is our celebration and we LOVE sharing it with anyone who wants to pass a good time. You will find complete parade schedules and festival information right here on our website, so please click around. Just in case you are totally new to Mardi Gras here are some basics including a brief history, a glossary of Mardi Gras lingo and some other helpful information that will help you to feel right at home in South Louisiana.

Other noteworthy places throughout the world that hold Mardi Gras style parties around the same time as the celebrations are occurring in the United States are: Venice in Italy, Mazatlan in Mexico, and throughout many cities in Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

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