“As far back as the 18th century, the Courir de Mardi Gras has been practiced here in Acadiana, or Cajun Country, which comprises the southwest region of Louisiana. The origins of the ritual lie in the medieval fête de la quémande, or feast of begging, whereby rural French revelers went house to house entertaining voisins, or neighbors, in exchange for gifts.”

Cajun Mardi Gras for The National

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