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  • 1. Festivals in Louisiana
  • 2. A festival is a time or day of feasting or celebration usually established by customs or traditions. What is a festival?
  • 3. Louisiana has over 400 annual fairs and festivals that occur throughout the year in different parts of the state. Louisiana Festivals
  • 4. The Purpose of Louisiana Festivals
    • To celebrate and preserve the unique culture, heritage, and traditions of Louisiana’s people
    • To celebrate the abundant natural resources and products of the state
  • 5. What do the Louisiana Festivals celebrate?
    • Louisiana’s Resources and Products
    • Agricultural (Strawberry Festival)
    • Aquacultural (Crawfish Festival)
    • Cultures and their contributions
    • Music (Jazz and Heritage Festival)
    • Food (Gumbo Festival)
  • 6. Benefits of Festivals
    • Economic growth from tourism and local spending
    • Louisiana education and cultural sharing
    • Preservation of unique customs and traditions
  • 7. Presenting: The Most Well-Known Louisiana Festival… M a r d i G r a s
  • 8. Mardi Gras ***Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” ***Held every year in New Orleans, LA ***February or March ***Celebrates the final day before the Christian fast of Lent ***First parade held in 1837
  • 9. Mardi Gras ***Colors are purple, green and gold ***Celebrations include parades with elaborately decorated floats ridden by costumed members who toss trinkets to the crowds ***”Throws” include strings of plastic beads, cups, doubloons, and more .
  • 10. Benefits of Mardi Gras ***Draws 3 million (3,000,000) people ***Gains $1,000,000 billion for the local economy ***Educates local residents and tourists about Louisiana history and culture ***Allows residents time to celebrate personal heritage and traditions
  • 11. Jazz and Heritage Festival
  • 12. ***Held annually in New Orleans in April or May ***Celebrates the music of Louisiana and the music Louisiana has influenced including the following: Jazz Blues Funk Rock Cajun Zydeco ***Festivities include music and food as well as crafts, paintings, dancing and more Jazz and Heritage Fest

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