We are celebrating our 200th birthday this year in Louisiana with tons of activities, festivities and just a general celebration of our culture and heritage! YAY Louisiana! We'll be  celebrating our 200th anniversary as a state with various events, including a public party and an art exhibit of rare documents and artifacts, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said Monday. The centerpiece public event in the year-long celebration will be a Louisiana Family Homecoming gathering set for April 28 on the grounds near the state Capitol, two days before the state marks the official anniversary of its admission to the United States.

Happy Birthday beautiful Louisiana!