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Question for Luisiana Data Loungers

Does the entire state close for Fat Tuesday?

I just received an automated response from a college help desk stating:

[quote]A representative will follow-up with you as soon as possible. Our office will be closed February 12, 2013 to observe the Mardi Gras Holiday.

by Anonymousreply 2202/11/2013

Oh, dear . . .

by Anonymousreply 102/11/2013

Si Senor, we mucho party really well here in Luisiana!!!

by Anonymousreply 202/11/2013

learn to spell

by Anonymousreply 302/11/2013

The bars are open, but yes most everything else closes.

by Anonymousreply 402/11/2013

How about you Lusitania Data Loungers? Still dead?

by Anonymousreply 502/11/2013

Business in south Louisiana generally close on Fat Tuesday and universaties run by the state such as ULM and ULS. It goes without saying that New Orleans shuts down.

by Anonymousreply 602/11/2013

ugh... Luisiana? really??

by Anonymousreply 702/11/2013

Hell, most of South Mississippi closes as well.

That's why the tornado yesterday didn't kill anyone, the USM campus was deserted for the Mardi Gras holiday today and tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 802/11/2013

except for bars and some restatraunts.

by Anonymousreply 902/11/2013

In Louisiana, Mardi Gras is much like a federal holiday; banks, schools and government offices are closed, as are most businesses (with the exception of restaurants, bars, etc.). No mail delivery.

by Anonymousreply 1002/11/2013

[quote]college help desk

If his spelling ability is any indication, he's going to need all of the "college help" he can get.

by Anonymousreply 1102/11/2013

LOL R5. I read the headline as Lusitania, not [sic] Luisiana

by Anonymousreply 1202/11/2013

A friend is at Tulane, and that campus is closed till Wednesday.

by Anonymousreply 1302/11/2013

Didn't it sink?

by Anonymousreply 1402/11/2013

Why would LA have an informal state holiday on Fat Tuesday? Does Chicago close down for St Patty's Day? How about parts of NY on Columbus Day? Actually NV has a formal state holiday on Halloween but the excuse is it's the day NV was admitted to the union.

by Anonymousreply 1502/11/2013

It's like that in coastal MS and AL too. I know they used to give schools off for Mardi Gras. There was a tornado a day ago at Southern Miss in Hattiesburg but everyone was safe because it was the Mardi Gras holiday.

by Anonymousreply 1602/11/2013

Do we get all of the Hindu holidays as well?

by Anonymousreply 1702/11/2013

The Luisiana needed a tragical Celine Dijon theme song like the Titanical had.

by Anonymousreply 1802/11/2013

[quote]Why would LA have an informal state holiday on Fat Tuesday? Does Chicago close down for St Patty's Day? How about parts of NY on Columbus Day? Actually NV has a formal state holiday on Halloween but the excuse is it's the day NV was admitted to the union.

Lots of states have state holidays that aren't recognized or even much-known anywhere else. Casimir Pulaski Day (Illinois), Pioneer Day (Utah), King Kamehameha Day (Hawaii) -- there's a whole list.

by Anonymousreply 1902/11/2013

Pornouced Loozy-inna.

by Anonymousreply 2002/11/2013

USVI has a tremendous number of holidays.

by Anonymousreply 2102/11/2013

Indiana be crazee to be celebrating Lincoln's birthday the day after Thanksgiving.

by Anonymousreply 2202/11/2013
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