Louisiana April 02, 2017
11 Reasons Why People In Louisiana Should Be Proud Of Their State
The meandering bayous, the casual atmosphere, the friendly people…there are endless reasons Louisiana is one of the best states. We’ve collected a few reasons anyone from Louisiana should be proud of their state.
1. We’ll celebrate anything.
There’s a festival happening just about every weekend in our wonderful state. If you’re into something, chances are we have a festival for it.
2. Mardi Gras.
No explanation necessary 🙂
3. We have the tallest state capitol building in the United States.
It’s 450 feet tall with 34 floors.
4. We really are a sportsman’s paradise.
World-class hunting and fishing right in our backyard!
5. The first opera performed in America was right here in New Orleans.
The Theatre St. Pierre is credited with the first documented staging of an opera in 1796.
6. Food is our thing.
Gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish, po’boys, boudin… We have some of the best cuisine in all the country and it can only be found right here.
7. Louisianans are simply the best.
Sure, we come together when there has been a tragedy, but we are also looking out for each other on a day-to-day-basis. Louisianans are kind, generous, thoughtful, and fierce!
8. We invented the first cocktail
Antoine Amedie Peychaud invented the drink in 1838 and it quickly became a popular drink.
9. Music is in our blood.
Jazz, Zydeco, Cajun, and Swamp Pop, all got their start in Louisiana and countless other music genres were influenced by us.
10. We keep it local.
Tabasco, Elmer’s Candy and Community Coffee are just a few of the brands that planted their roots in Louisiana.
11. We've got some gorgeous scenery.
We’ve got some of the prettiest bayous and swamps in the country. I mean, come on... just look at that photo.
What are some other reasons we should be proud of Louisiana? Let us know in the comments below.