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.
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.