Sunday, March 1, 2009
Mardi Gras is best known in New Orleans. But the tradition is not limited to the Crescent City.A traditional Mardi Gras is to be found in the form of a Courir de Mardi Gras in Church Point, Louisiana, On Louisiana’s Cajun Prairie northwest of Lafayette.
The object of the Courir is to go from farm to farm in costume and on horseback or by wagon and collect ingredients for a communal gumbo to be served at the Church Point Saddle Riders Club. The meal is accompanied by live Cajun French music and dancing.
We speak with Todd Richard about the Courir de Mardi Gras (actuall two – one for adults and one for kids).
A more complete description of the event follows or can be found at the event website: