Washington Mardi Gras

Each year Louisiana has a chance to make Mardi Gras count for more than barrels of beads and king cake when the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians marches into Washington, D.C. It's that rare "show and tell" of the best of Louisiana, and this year Acadiana landed front and center.

 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 / Credits: Lisa Hanchey
 Caption: Adley Claire Schmid / Credits: Photo by Charles Hines Photography
 Caption: Anna Marie Remondet / Credits: Photo by Charles Hines Photography
 Caption: Ashley Lytal Roth
 Caption: Caroline Elizabeth Cryer
 Caption: Mary Carolyn Michot / Credits: Photo by Jay Faugot Photography
 Caption: Laura Read Lee / Credits: Photo by Charles Hines Photography
 Caption: Victoria Elizabeth Barczyk