In rural Cajun country, there’s a custom known as the courir de Mardi Gras, or Mardi Gras run.  Costumed folk mostly on horseback ride from house to house asking for ‘charity,’ mostly some food to use to cook a good gumbo at the end of the day for everyone in the community.  The Sulphur, LA newspaper has an article on the custom in that area.

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