Fun Louisiana Facts to Share!

Fun Louisiana Facts to Share!

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Here at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, we love to learn about the rich Louisiana history that brought us one of our favorite cultures! We have gathered some interesting bits of Louisiana trivia for you to share with your loved ones, or anyone who appreciates some history of the South.

  • Louisiana owes the origin of its name to King Louis XIV.
  • The 1983 Special Olympics International Summer Games were held in Baton Rouge, at the university campus of LSU.
  • Most states are made up of a number of counties. Not Louisiana! Instead, its subdivisions are named parishes.
  • Architect enthusiasts may appreciate that Louisiana is home to the longest bridge (covering water) in the world. The 24-mile long causeway connects the Metairie and St. Tammany parishes over Lake Pontchartrain.
  • If you are interested in visiting the Crawfish Capital of the World, head on down to the Breaux Bridge!
  • If you glance at Baton Rouge’s flag, you may note its crimson hues! The color is representative of the Indian nations that once used to live there.
  • Pirates used to seek shelter in Jean Lafitte.
  • The best Louisiana area to live in is Terrebonne Parish, according to Money Magazine. Terrebonne has been the reigning champ for the past 3 years.
  • The term “bayou” is a loose translation for the French word meaning “Slow-moving River.”
  • The official Louisiana state dog is the Catahoula Leopard Dog.

One last fun fact for Simi Valley locals: The Simi Valley Cajun & Bues Music Festival features a fantastic lineup of musicians, many straight out of Louisiana!  Can’t wait for the next Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Music Festival? Save the date for the 29th Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, coming Memorial Day weekend of 2018. Contact us for more information.