Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Festivals Pp


Published on

Published in: Business, Sports
  • Be the first to comment

Festivals Pp

  1. 1. Festivals in Louisiana
  2. 2. A festival is a time or day of feasting or celebration usually established by customs or traditions. What is a festival?
  3. 3. Louisiana has over 400 annual fairs and festivals that occur throughout the year in different parts of the state. Louisiana Festivals
  4. 4. The Purpose of Louisiana Festivals <ul><li>To celebrate and preserve the unique culture, heritage, and traditions of Louisiana’s people </li></ul><ul><li>To celebrate the abundant natural resources and products of the state </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do the Louisiana Festivals celebrate? <ul><li>Louisiana’s Resources and Products </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural (Strawberry Festival) </li></ul><ul><li>Aquacultural (Crawfish Festival) </li></ul><ul><li>Cultures and their contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Music (Jazz and Heritage Festival) </li></ul><ul><li>Food (Gumbo Festival) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits of Festivals <ul><li>Economic growth from tourism and local spending </li></ul><ul><li>Louisiana education and cultural sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation of unique customs and traditions </li></ul>
  7. 7. Presenting: The Most Well-Known Louisiana Festival… M a r d i G r a s
  8. 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. 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. 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. 11. Jazz and Heritage Festival
  12. 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