Louisiana Folklife Day Proclaimed by Lt Governor
Lt Governor Jay
Dardenne has proclaimed Wednesday, June 4 as Louisiana Folklife Day to
recognize the importance of Louisiana’s living traditions. Louisiana is
celebrated worldwide for its unique traditions as reflected in its food, music,
dance, celebration and crafts.
"Every one and every
group has folklife,” explained Teresa Parker Farris, chair of the Louisiana
Folklife Commission. Learned informally over time, folklife exists within all
of Louisiana’s ethnic, regional, occupational, and family groups.
Folklife program’s newly expanded website, Folklife in Louisiana, presents the
state’s regional and ethnic folklife in virtual books, including the new Delta
Pieces: Northeast Louisiana Folklife; virtual exhibitions, including A Better
Life for All: Traditional Arts of Louisiana’s Immigrant Communities, and
hundreds of research essays, photographs, video, and audio components. The
related Louisiana Voices Educator’s Guide, draws upon this state folklife
scholarship to provide rich teaching resources and methods for all educational
levels on Louisiana folk arts and culture.
The Lt. Governor will
read the proclamation in front of the Creole State Exhibit located in Ackal
Hall of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge at 2 pm on June 4, 2014 with the
Louisiana Folklife Commission in attendance. The exhibit features traditional
crafts from throughout the state and was made possible by Lt Governor Jay
Dardenne and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
Last edited Monday, June 2, 2014