Mardi Gras is an exciting time in Louisiana. We look forward to the sparkle, pagaentry and huge floats of city celebrations, and the beautiful handmade costumes and masks of the rural Courir de Mardi Gras in south Louisiana. A chicken run, and the Krewe of Rex parade on Canal Street couldn't be more different, and that's what we love so much about this Louisiana tradition.

I found this amazing vintage video and it shows that the more things change, the more they stay the same, as far as Carnival celebrations go. According to the user who posted the video on Youtube, 'The theme for the Krewe of Rex that year was "What Does The Sea Shell Say"; procession designed by Leda Hincks-Plauche.' It's pretty incredible. Happy Mardi Gras, everyone!