Yes, we're Irish and not Cajun or Creole. But still. Mardi Gras!
Seriously: the food, the music, the joie de vivre, the bon ton roulet. If you're looking for people who are right up there with the Irish in terms of mad celebration skills, our Zydeco loving, crawfish sucking, Who Dat brethren from south Louisiana are your hommes et femmes.
So even if you just want to think of it as something to do until St. Patrick's Day, go get you some Étouffée, an Abita beer and put on your dancing shoes. Hey, it's cold and snowy out there. It'll keep you warm.
Speaking of which, Irish Fest opens in 178 days!