National Louisiana Day :
Celebrated every 9th of November, the National Louisiana Day is dedicated to celebrate the union of Louisiana with the United States of America and highlight the best of people and the state.
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Why National Louisiana Day?
Louisiana was the 18th country to join the USA on April 30, 1812. Before being part of the USA it was called the United States Territory of Orleans. It became a territory in 1803 after completing negotiations with France for purchasing Louisiana’s 828,000 miles.
Louisiana is also nicknamed as Bayou State, Pelican State, Sportsman’s Paradise, The Boot, and Creole State.
Louisiana has everything to offer, starting from its rich historical past to its diverse deltas and culture. It is bordered by Texas on the west, Mississippi on the east, Arkansas on the north and Gulf of Mexico on the south, making it the 25th most populous state in the USA.
Much of Louisiana’s lands were formed from the sediments of the Mississippi river that left huge deltas and large areas of coastal marsh and swamp.
This southern state offers a rich biota inclusive of birds such as Egrets and ibis, various species of tree frogs, and fish such as Paddlefish and sturgeon. The extensive longleaf Pine forests and wet Savanna support many distinct plant species such as orchids and carnivorous plants.
This state is exceptional in the US for its amazing blend of culture, language, and heritage that is strongly influenced by 18th century Italian, Spanish, French, Native American, African, and Haitian cultures.
With the mysterious gulf, the Bayou holds many Pirate secrets, slavery conflicts, paths of progress, and many untold stories yet beams with life nevertheless!
Much of their population were decimated by war and disease.we can still find the Choctaw or Chitimacha and Natchez descendants surviving in the state.
Louisiana’s distinct culture, language, music, Cajun, Creole, the landscape, and history all together have a great impact on the enhancement of Louisiana. Thus it attracts visitors from all over the world to witness and admire its Mardi Gras, food, Creole, and Jazz!
How Can We Observe National Louisiana Day?
- Explore the state’s music!
If you love music, to get a taste of Dixieland Jazz, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, and blues -New Orleans is your place to go. However, Louisiana also is popular for its Creole Zydeco and Cajun music in the rural southern regions. The northern regions have a mix of both New Orleans and the southern regions!
- Explore the Museums!
If you are a history lover or are interested in knowing more about Louisiana, you may visit the various Museums in the state. Don’t forget to share a picture and your experience on social media. You can use hashtags #NationalLouisianaDay and #LouisianaDay. Check out the Louisiana Art & Science Museum in Baton Roug, the National World War II Museum, and the New Orleans Jazz Museum in New Orleans. There are many other Museums too!
- Visit historical sites in Louisiana
Louisiana is home to many historical sites. You may celebrate this day by visiting a few historical sites and soak in the history of the land. Check out the Audubon State Historic site in St. Francisville, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site in Natchitoches, Longfellow- Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinsville and the Winter Quarters State Historic Site in Newellton!
- Visit the State Parks and explore nature
If you love nature adventures or just want to relax in the woods overfishing, the State Parks offer both! You can plan hiking and camping in the woods with pre-booking stay facilities! Try visiting Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, Lake Bistineau State Park in Doyline, Palmetto Island State Park in Abbeville, poverty Point Reservoir State Park in Delhi!
Interesting Facts About National Louisiana Day
Here are a few facts to celebrate National Louisana Day!
- Louisiana was bought for $15 million in 1803 from France
- The state is named after King Louis XIV, King of France
- The world’s longest bridge over water in the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway and it is 24 miles long!
- New Orleans is known as the World’s Jazz Capital
- The ‘Pelican State’ had almost lost its Pelican and the Pelicans are back due to conservation efforts.
- Honey Bee is the state’s official Insect
- In New Orleans, even during an emergency, Fire Engines cannot jump the Red light
- Louisiana has parishes unlike other states in the US where they have counties
History Of National Louisiana Day
The history of founding the National Louisiana Day is not very clear. Research records show that the day has been observed since November 2017. The reasons for choosing November 9th to observe the day and the founder are unknown.