LeJeune Cove Mardi Gras Courir - Acadia Parish, Louisiana
By Mike Mayer
(Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC)
Mardi Gras - Cajun Style The call arrived late Thursday afternoon. It was my close friend Steve. "Mike, I want you to join me on the Lejeune Cove Courir this Saturday. We've talked several times about having you make the run and I really want you to participate. Besides, Tamra (Steve's wife) is already at work making your costume."Who could turn down such an invitation? As I hung up the phone I realized I knew very little about the custom of begging or the art of chasing chickens. And as I don't speak French, I figured I had best brush up on my Cajun lore and traditions. Thank goodness for the internet and search engines! Cajun Mardi Gras traditions date back to medieval France where the peasants would dress up in ridiculous costumes celebrating the last day before the Lenten fast that...