Louisiana April 12, 2019
The 10 Very Real Seasons Every Louisianian Has Come To Know
Mark Twain once said, “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” This statement can certainly be applied to Louisiana as well! We can experience all four seasons in a single day, and it’s just something we’ve become used to in this beautiful state. Aside from the weather, Louisiana has way more than just winter, summer, fall, and spring… we have 10 very real seasons every Louisianian has come to know.
1. Mardi Gras Season (and King Cake Season)
While the dates may vary, the season kicks off at the beginning of January and runs for several weeks. Parades, beads, doubloons, and, of course, delicious King Cakes make this a quintessential Louisiana season.
2. Crawfish Season
Crawfish season is perhaps the best of them all! The end of Mardi Gras brings us to crawfish season, which typically lasts from late winter to early summer, and you’ll see crawfish popping up on just about every menu in every restaurant in Louisiana during this time. Of course, there’s nothing better than a crawfish boil in your own backyard with your friends and family!
3. Pollen Season
It always seems like every flower in the state pollinates at the same time, covering Louisiana in a dusty yellow. Stock up on allergy medications and don’t even try to keep your car clean during this season - it’s a lost cause.
4. Crab Season
In late spring through early fall, you’ll see plenty of neighbors hosting crab boils. It’s a perfect transition for backyard get-togethers, as crawfish season typically ends right around the time that crab season begins.
5. Diet Summer
In the weeks when spring and summer are blurred and the temperatures start heating up, we always seem to fall into a trap, thinking, "Oh, maybe this summer won’t be so bad." Wrong. Mother Nature is just teasing you.
Incredibly hot and humid, the summer season can seem like it goes on forever. Luckily, we have endless waterways, bayous, lakes, and rivers where we can cool down! From fishing to sailing, we take to the water during these months to keep us from overheating.
7. Snoball Season
There are few things better than treating yourself to a delicious snoball on a hot summer day. These tasty treats come in millions of different flavors, and they won’t break the bank. Win-win!
8. Football Season (and Tailgating Season)
Fall may not always bring cooler temperatures or beautiful fall foliage, but it
does bring about one of the most popular seasons in Louisiana: football season. From high school sports all the way to the pros, Louisianians love their football teams… and we might just love tailgating even more.
9. Hurricane Season
This is, of course, the most dreaded season of all. Every Louisianian knows that hurricane season lasts from June 1st until November 30th. When you live so close to the Gulf of Mexico, it’s something you have to pay attention to. Fingers crossed that this year won’t be too active.
It may last a week, a day, or just a couple of hours, but it’s always short-lived. Blink and you’ll miss it!
What’s your favorite season? Shout it out in the comments below!