Children’s Courir de Mardi Gras

Children’s Courir de Mardi Gras

The 2018 Children’s Courer de Mardi Gras is pictured here, hosted by the Teche Center for the Arts in Breaux Bridge. A courir de Mardi Gras is a traditional celebration of the holiday handed down through generations of Cajuns. The festivities includes a costumed...
Fight Fraud

Fight Fraud

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The Bridges

The Bridges

The Bridge of 1799 The first bridge to span Bayou Teche in what is now Breaux Bridge, was a footbridge built by Firmin Breaux. It is very likely that the bridge was a suspension bridge made of rope and small planks, with stability being provided through small pilings...
About Crawfish

About Crawfish

So how did the lowly crawfish gain such prominence in our culture? Well, actually, Native Americans in the area were the first credited with harvesting and consuming crawfish even before the Cajuns arrived on the scene. They used to bait reeds with venison (deer...
Cajun History

Cajun History

In the 17th century, a group of French families colonized land in the area now known as Nouvelle Écosse (Nova Scotia), then referred to as L’Acadie. Les Acadiens, as they called themselves, were a simple people, who highly valued their God and their families....