The state of Louisiana is a unique place. There is no other place like it in the world. I can say that because I was born here in the Bayou State. There are just things here that people who are not from Louisiana just wouldn't understand.

For instance, people not from here don't understand the Cajun culture, music, or language. I have had people say to me "Why do y'all make such a big about Mardi Gras?" That is just a dumb question.


Folks from Louisiana also get stereotyped all the time online, in the movies, and when visitors come to the state. Have you ever been asked if you have a pet alligator? I had one person ask me how I got around because they thought we all lived on a bayou and had no cars so we had to get around by boat. SMH.

We found some of the weirdest but funny laws that are REAL laws in the state of Louisiana. After you read these, you will probably say the same thing I did, no wonder we get stereotyped.

The Weirdest Laws in Louisiana

  • Mourners can only have three sandwiches at a wake/funeral.
  • Fake wrestling matches are prohibited
  • Ordering a pizza and having it delivered to someone without them knowing could land you a $500 fine
  • You are not allowed to throw Mardi Gras beads from a third-story window
  • You are not allowed to tie your alligator to a fire hydrant
  • In the town of Sulphur, Louisiana,  it is illegal to be an alcoholic
  • You are not allowed to have a snake within 200 feet of a Mardi Gras Parade.
  • Snoring is not allowed unless all bedroom windows are closed and locked
  • You can't ride a bicycle, tricycle, or other vehicle propelled by hand or foot with only one hand on the handlebars.
  • In the Bayou State, you are not allowed to gargle in public

Source: Morris Bart

Parades Kickoff Mardi Gras In New Orleans
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How funny are these? No some are not enforced anymore but they are still on the books and are real Louisiana laws.

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