Tuesday, June 24, 2008

EduCajun #2

Bon Jour Mes Amis,

Lagniappe (lahn-yop) is a Cajun French
word meaning "a little something extra."
And we would like to give you a taste of
what you can expect when you
come visit us, Cher.
If you're looking for a unique cultural
experience, then Lafayette is where you
want to be - real Cajun and Creole
cooking - fresh and spicy; just an
oyster throw from the bayou; festivals
and celebrations - Mardi Gras to a
Friday afternoon fais-do-do (street
dance); historic antebellum homes; lush
tropical gardens; dark and mysterious
swamps; and, authentic folk life
You'll find it all in Lafayette.
So come spend a little time with us here
on the bayou. We'll save you a place on
the dance floor.
Today we have our fist Louisiana history
lesson (with many more to come) on "What
is a Cajun". The attached document
should prepare you in understanding
Cajun Country, its people and culture.
The SouthWest Fest blog has been updated
with a link to registration information,
preliminary agendas, ads and golf
tournament entry forms. We have also
introduced Poo Poo Broussard to the page
and, if you dare, there's a link to the
Cajun Quiz! Thibodeaux and Boudreaux are
there too. Enjoy!

Mary Lynn Thibodeaux
Krewe Chief
SouthWest Fest 2008

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