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Freezing temperatures did not stop some Mardi Gras traditions

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Posted at 10:23 AM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 11:39:54-05

Cold weather did not stop a Mardi Gras tradition for some in Eunice.

The Eunice Courir De Mardi Gras took place today.

This centuries-old Mardi Gras Tradition has revelers go from house to house begging to obtain the ingredients for a communal meal.

They dress in costumes dance, sing dance, and beg until the owner offers an ingredient for a gumbo. Often the owner will throw a live chicken into the air and the revelers will chase it and try to capture it.

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