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Festival photos: Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge, La., May 3-5

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Unique: 1. Having no like or equal. 2. Being the only one of a kind. 3. Highly unusual. All of these definitions apply to the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge, La., which began in 1960.

The culture, landscape, food and music of the event are not duplicated anywhere in the country. Cajun and zydeco sounds, which have spread nationwide, are celebrated on the first weekend in May in Breaux Bridge. The styles of music are infectious and result in toe-tapping, thigh-slapping and dancing. The Crawfish Festival provides 3 music stages, all with dance areas and dance contests occurring daily. A large carnival with rides and games entertains those with other interests.

Not to be forgotten is the evolution of the area's cuisine. Seafood, swine and mudbugs have been transformed into a delicacy. Crawfish can be found fried or boiled; in a bisque, pie, jambalaya or the infamous crawfish dog. The festival -- as well as local gas stations and shacks -- is swamped with crawfish.

Travelers in this country don't have to go any further than South Louisiana to enjoy a truly unique experience.

All photos by Daniel Costello.

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