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Making Mardi Gras 2023 Memorable with JBHG

Updated: Feb 21

Louisiana Mardi Gras is one of the most celebrated festivals in the United States. Every year, people from other states and countries flock to Louisiana to get a taste of its unique culture and traditions. Here are some fun facts about Louisiana Mardi Gras that you should know!


Mardi Gras is a popular celebration in Louisiana that marks the start of Lent, the 40 days of fasting and prayer before Easter. The festival is celebrated with parades, music, dancing, and feasting. It has been observed in Louisiana since the late 1700s and is integral to the state's culture and history. Mardi Gras has become a symbol of Louisiana's unique culture and identity and a source of pride for its residents. Over time, it has become a popular tradition among many cultures worldwide, including North America, South America, and parts of Europe.


It is the perfect time to enjoy unique experiences and activities that can only be found during the Mardi Gras season. From parades, marching bands, and throws to live music, food, and parties, there are plenty of ways to ensure a memorable experience during this festive season.


Since Mardi Gras season is one of Louisiana's most anticipated times of the year, on February 19, Johnson Behavioral Health Group was proud to join the fun this 2023 by marching in the Krewe of Highlands Mardi Gras Parade across the streets of Highland and Gilbert in Shreveport, Louisiana.



It was a beautiful day for the Mardi Gras parade as our CEO, Abigail Johnson, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Cristina Evans, and their kids joined to show their support for the celebration. The team had prepared a lot of surprises in store for everyone who attended, from colorful decorations to fun giveaways of pens, stickers, motivational cards, stress balls, and so much more! The parade was filled with laughter and joy as everyone celebrated the occasion with their friends and family. We were proud to be part of this special event. We wanted to show our support for this important cultural event and share our enthusiasm with everyone else who participated!


We are so thankful for all the amazing people who joined us in celebrating the Mardi Gras season! The atmosphere was filled with joy and positivity, and it was a pleasure to share this special moment with everyone. We can't wait to join in on the fun again next year and make more memories together!


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