Louisiana

Growing up in the Greater New Orleans Area, I thought knew everything there was to know about Louisiana Mardi Gras. I was wrong. I grew up with the big, spectacular floats and bejeweled kings and queens of New Orleans Carnival. About 150 miles away from the hustle and bustle of the Crescent City’s biggest party...

By Kate Horowitz The bald eagle. The Lincoln Memorial. The Stars and Stripes. Symbols matter in the United States. But regional pride is important, too, and every state in the union has its own heritage to celebrate—sometimes in odd ways. As children, we all learned about our state flags and state birds—but who can name...