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Le Courir De Mardi Gras

Jolie Louisiane



Genre: French, Educational

Place Covered: Mamou, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1975

Duration: 00:14:58

Subjects: Educational films | French language | Holidays | Courir de Mardi Gras | CAJUNS


  • Dur, Lynn Host
  • Bergen, Stuart Host


This episode of “Jolie Louisiane” from 1975 features highlights from the “Courir de Mardi Gras” in Mamou, Louisiana. The Courir de Mardi Gras is the traditional Cajun Mardi Gras celebration where a group of riders on horseback move from house to house gathering the ingredients for a communal gumbo. Host Lynn Durr also teaches children French words related to Mardi Gras costumes. Host Stuart Bergen closes the show with a song.