The area surrounding Eunice is the major stomping ground for an annual event, Courir de Mardi Gras, French for "Fat Tuesday Run," which takes place on Mardi Gras Day. Costumed horseback riders dash through the countryside, stopping at farmhouses along the way to shout, "Voulez-vous recevoir cette bande de Mardi Gras?" ("Do you wish to receive the Mardi Gras krewe?") The answer is always yes, and the group enlarges and continues, gathering food for the street festivals that wind things up.
Eunice, Louisiana, 70535, USA