Think of Louisiana and most think of the world famous Mardi Gras Festival, which is an ancient custom that originated in southern Europe. It celebrates food and fun just before the 40 days of Lent: a Catholic time of prayer and sacrifice. This a time of jubilation and celebration, and all throughout you will find this happy-go-lucky attitude. If your searching for land for sale in Louisiana, you will find not a care in the world as the Deep Southern culture encompasses you in every town, city, and just about anywhere in the Pelican State. You may be wondering where the term The Pelican State started from, Louisiana adopted the pelican as its official state bird in 1966, but it has been known as the "Pelican State" long before that due to the abundance of the animals along the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River shores. The brown pelican has symbolized the state of Louisiana since European colonists first noted the prevalence of the birds and their protective parental instincts. When the state was formed in 1812, the state's unofficial nickname was the "Pelican State." When looking into lots for sale in Louisiana you just overlook the prevalence of the party scene of New Orleans. New Orleans is sandwiched between the Gulf and a few lakes; you'd think this Big City would just be another lake town. But it's much more special than that. New Orleans is home to some of America's most historic attractions, from the National WWII Museum to the St Louis Cathedral. And it has street after street of adventure where you can listen to jazz on Jackson Square, take a walk through New Olreans' oldest neighborhood, the French Quarter, shop for unique finds on Royal Street, or watch the ferries on Canal Street. There are plenty of fun attractions, and divine restaurants, to discover as you explore New Orleans. Attractions like the Audubon Zoo and Commander's Palace (Cajun chicken heaven). It's impossible to fit all of New Orleans into just one trip, so make sure to come back again.