Le Courir de Mardi Gras is this insane tradition that happens during Mardi Gras in New Orleans involving riding horses far out of town, drinking a lot all day, begging for food, and chasing chickens around to make gumbo out of. Oh and dressing like this. The HBO show true detective showed some of this. Louisiana has outlawed wearing hoods and maskes in public but makes some exceptions for this. Personally creeps me out.