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La 5 Regions Cajun Country And Greater New Orleans


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  • 1. Louisiana’s five regions
  • 2. Cajun Country
    • Cajun Country reflects Louisiana’s French-Acadian culture
      • Cajuns
      • Acadians
      • Creoles
    cajuns creoles
  • 3. Cajun Country
    • Foods that Cajun Country is known for:
      • boudin
      • etouffee
      • gumbo
      • crawfish
      • roux
      • jambalaya
    gumbo crawfish etouffee jambalaya
  • 4. Cajun Country
    • French language is often spoke in Cajun Country
      • cher- dear
      • lagniappe- a little something extra
      • dose- those
      • dat- that
    • laissez les bons temps rouler
    • let the good times roll
  • 5. Cajun Country
    • Music of Cajun Country
      • the fiddle is the Cajuns central instrument
      • the Cajuns also use a washboard like instrument (frottoir)
      • the frottoir is used as a percussion instrument in zydeco bands
      • zydeco music is a combination of Cajun music with blues and rock
      • Cajuns later added the accordion to the mix
    accordian and fiddle
  • 6. Cajun Country
    • Festival
      • Cajun Mardi Gras
        • A big part of the holiday is the Mardi Gras run. Men dress up in Mardi Gras masks and costumes and meet in the early morning to go horseback riding to visit farms in the area. At each house, the men ask the farmers for gifts of foods, such as a chicken or rice. The men then bring everything back to town that they have collected and the foods are then made into a big gumbo and shared with everyone in the community.
  • 7. Cajun Country
    • Places to visit
      • a bayou is a swampy river or stream in southern Louisiana
      • Fais do-dos is community dances that include the whole family. Children dance with their parents, grandparents, uncles, and cousins.
      • you can go on a boat tour on the swamps and bayous in Cajun Country.
    • How is Cajun Country different from the other regions that we have discussed?
    swamp boat tour
  • 8. Greater New Orleans
    • located in the eastern and southern tip of Louisiana
    • New Orleans is located in this area
    • the French Quarter is the oldest section of New Orleans and you can eat beignets (little square French doughnuts covered with powdered sugar) and drink cafe au lait (coffee with chicory and milk) there.
    beignets and cafe au lait
  • 9. Greater New Orleans
    • known for its Creole foods
      • gumbo, etouffee, and boudin
    • other foods or desserts that you can order at restaurants in New Orleans include:
      • red beans and rice, po’boys, catfish, and crawfish
      • bread pudding, pralines, and pecan pie
    pralines pecan pie po'boy gumbo
  • 10. Greater New Orleans
    • Music of Greater New Orleans
      • New Orleans is the birthplace for jazz
      • Zydeco music is also found in New Orleans
    jazz band
  • 11. Greater New Orleans
    • Festival
      • Mardi Gras is Louisiana’s most famous festival held in New Orleans
      • During Mardi Gras you can go to parades
    • Places to Visit
      • Aquarium of the Americas
      • Audubon Zoological Gardens
      • Louisiana State Museum
    • What other region is Greater New Orleans similar to?
    Mardi Gras parade
  • 12. THE END