Louisiana August 22, 2018
9 Reasons Louisianians Are Anything But Typical
I think we can all agree Louisiana is the best state. Part of what makes the Bayou State so amazing is the people. From Shreveport to Grand Isle, Louisianians are simply the best group of people around, and here are just a few of the reasons why.
1. We feel at home on the water.
With so many rivers, bayous, swamps, and lakes around Louisiana, chances are you grew up near a body of water.
2. We have more state pride than anyone else.
Louisianians love Louisiana. From fleur-de-lis tattoos to state pride t-shirts, we are proud to be from the Bayou State and we want everyone to know it.
3. Our food is anything but typical.
You won’t find any other state with a culinary palette as unique as ours. People travel from all over the world to get a taste, and we are lucky enough to have it all in our own backyard.
4. We don’t flinch when we see this sign.
Tourists may get a little uneasy, but Louisianians don’t even flinch — gators are just a part of our world.
5. We’ll throw a festival for just about anything.
Fried chicken? Sure. Tamales? Yep. The Rougarou? Let’s do it. Louisiana has more than 400 festivals a year, and we’re proud of it.
6. We’ll celebrate anything.
From casual porch gatherings to second lines, we’re a celebratory bunch.
7. Food is more than just a meal for us.
Here in Louisiana, meals can stretch on for hours. Sure, the meal itself is important, but the conversations with friends and family is what it’s all about.
8. We support local artists.
Louisianians love the arts. Our homes are adorned with art from local artists, and our bars are filled with local musicians, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
9. Louisianians are the friendliest group of people.
We hold doors open for others, smile at strangers on the sidewalk, and always want to know "how’s ya mama and dem."
How long have you lived in Louisiana? Let us know in the comments below!