It is no secret that Louisiana is a state that marches to its own drum. Everything sets the Bayou State apart from other states, from the food, street names, music, festivals, and the way we talk. But even Louisianans agree our lawmakers, back in the day, had to be sippin' on a little something when they came up with some of the city and state laws.


I found ten downright foolish, such as Mourners Have a Three-Sandwich Limit and No Gargling in Public. Who in creation created these, and better yet, how are police supposed to enforce them? What's crazy is a lot of these weird laws are still on the books!

I guess crazy and wacky laws are among the many things that help make Louisiana unique. There's never a dull moment, and there are plenty of things to eat and do. However, you might want to skim through a few of these laws before you come. We don't want you breaking any laws...even if they are crazy!

1. Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked. However, it is allowed at church, weddings, and movie theaters!

2. It is illegal to be an alcoholic in the City of Sulphur, it is illegal to be an alcoholic. Thank God for Lake Charles! Otherwise, we'd have to drive to New Orleans!

3. You may not put a bed to the “ultimate test” before buying it. Sorry, guys, no more hanky-panky in public mattress stores. Life isn't fare anymore, is it?

4. There is a ban on cowbells in the City of Carencro. Sadly, residents will have to get either rid of their cowbells or move to Lafayette.

5. It is illegal to skate on the sidewalk in the City of Abbeville. The good news is, you're free to wear a cowbell and be an alcoholic.


6. You must have a special license to wear a goatee in public. And yes, there's a fee for that license. Otherwise, it is illegal. Guys and gals can, however, grow their eyebrows, mustaches, and beards as long as they like.

7. In New Orleans, if you have too much booze, don't fall out on the sidewalk and block others from passing. It's permitted! You are free to pass out in the gutter on the side of the sidewalk, though.

8. Don't even think about tying your alligator to a fire hydrant! 
Snakes are not allowed within 200 yards of the Mardi Gras parade route.

9. Snakes are not allowed within 200 yards of the Mardi Gras parade route, and TV reporters are not allowed to throw doubloons or throws during any parade.  So, unfortunately, that means all TV anchors will have to suffer while doing the Mardi Gras second line along the parade route instead. Snakes will have to catch all the action on Facebook.

10.“Fake” wrestling matches are prohibited. That's pretty laughable, considering New Orleans has hosted Wrestlemania 30 and 34! I assume NOPD had their hands full serving up smackdowns to enforce the law! By the way, Dave & Busters New Orleans is hosting Tag Team's Wrestlemania 39 Sat. April 1, 2023, on several humungous screens!

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