From funeral parades to breakfast beignets, life in Louisiana is all about celebrating the good times. Laissez le bon temps rouler, the French Cajun translation of Let the Good Times Roll, often used as the significant unofficial motto of Louisiana. Louisiana is home to some of America's most colorful cultures, including a huge Creole and Cajun population. The Spanish, French, African, and Native American influences are visible in every conceivable way. They speak their own language, have their own style of music and uniquely delectable cuisine. Due to the diversity of the state, your experiences will be unique in each geographic region of the state. It would be hard to touch on every culture in Louisiana, however, the most notable, not necessarily the largest cultures are the Cajun and Creole. When it comes to music it is said that New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz. One of the oldest Jazz Clubs is Preservation Hall in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Preservation Hall presents intimate, acoustic concerts featuring bands made up from a current collective of 60 masters of traditional New Orleans Jazz. These musicians have learned the traditional style from the greats who played before them, and are now working to pass it on themselves. Can we talk about the delicious food that is being served in Louisiana? Creole cuisine is influenced by traditional French cooking with Spanish, African, and Indian influences. Cajun cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the United States and is known for being incredibly spicy and is usually fried. North Louisiana is known traditionally for southern-style soul food such as smothered pork chops, chicken and dumplings, collard greens, etc. One of the most iconic restaurants in Louisiana is the Commander’s Palace, The winner of seven James Beard Foundation Awards, Commander's Palace has evolved into a culinary legend. Known for having world-renowned chefs cook there such as Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prudhomme, Jamie Shannon, Tory McPhail, and now Meg Bickford. Last but not least Louisiana is known for its festivals outside of Mardi Gras, there are many festivals with a few being, Bayou Country Superfest, Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival, Louisiana Catfish Festival, Po-Boy Preservation Festival, and the list goes on. No matter what your idea of fun is, Louisiana has something for everyone.
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Louisiana State University Charm | LSU Tigers – Bracelet with 3 Tigers Beads and 4 Crystal Charms | Officially Licensed Louisiana State University Jewelry | LSU Charms | Stainless Steel
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