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Extreme Cajun Country

Travel 2 hours west of New Orleans and you end up in Cajun country--land of the crawfish boil, swamps, snakes and gators!

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Faquetigue Mardi Gras Courir
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Photography by cajunzydecophotos through Flickr Creative Commons

Participants at the annual Faquetigue Mardi Gras Courir outside of Eunice, LA. The Faquetigue is an alternative to the main 'courir,' which many felt had become too rowdy. Participants still beg for food and chase chickens, but the run ends with a stop at Cajun fiddler Dennis McGee's grave site, where revelers play music and honor the legendary musician.

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