Louisiana State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Louisiana Symbols, Louisiana Emblems, and Louisiana Mascots
Browse the state's symbols; state animal, state bird, state flower, state flag, state fossil, state insect, state motto, state seal, state tree, color, dance, fish, mammal, music, nut, reptile seal, and miscellaneous designations, emblems, and mascot of each state with pictures. Find origin of the state name. View the state almanacs, state timelines and peruse state facts and stats such as the capitol, location, and date admitted to the union.
Louisiana Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
|Amphibian||Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea) 1993|
|Bird||Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) July 27, 1966|
|Hoop nets, castnets, and shrimp trawls, 1992
Hoop nets, castnets, and shrimp trawls are part of the cajun and creole heritage of the state and, as such, should be preserved in order to help maintain the cajun and creole culture.
|Colors||Blue, White and Gold, 1976|
in the Country
"Christmas in the Country" held annually in the town of Elizabeth, Louisiana.
South Louisiana is the crawfish capital of the world, supporting a multimillion dollar a year industry. The crawfish in appearance greatly resembles the lobster, but is very much smaller. Its color varies with the water in which it lives and its variety.
|Square Dance, 1999|
|Day||"Louisiana Day" April 15th|
|Dog||Catahoula Leopard Dog, 1979
The Catahoula Leopard Dog is the official state dog. It is a cross of the domestic dog the Indians of the Catahoula Lake region raised and the Spanish "war dog" that came through the area in the early 1500s. The Catahoula has unusual glassy eyes, webbed feet, a spotted coat, and is gentle with children.
|Doughnut||Beignet (ben_yay) 1986|
|Fish - Fresh Water||White Perch (Pomoxis annularis) 1993
also known as Sac-au-lait and White Crappie
|Flag||State Flag, 1912|
|Flower||Magnolia (Magnolia graniflora) 1990|
|Flower, Wild||Louisiana Iris (Giganticaerulia) 1990
Perhaps the most magnificent of its species. Although it is adaptable to all climates, it is seen growing wild mainly in damp, marshy locations in Louisiana's coastal areas and for perhaps 100 miles inland. This graceful beauty grows to a height of 5 or 6 feet and has a wider color range than any other iris, from pale blue to deep indigo.
|Fossil||Petrified Palmwood, 1976|
|Garden Week||First Week in June, 1988|
|Insect||Honeybee (Apis mallifera) 1977|
|Mammal||Black Bear (Ursus americanus) 1992|
|Motto||Union, justice, and confidence|
|Musical Instrument||Diatonic Accordian (Cajun accordian) 1990|
by Johnny O. Bell and Johnny F. Bell
Containing representations of every current official symbol as well as many commonly accepted state icons and dominated by the state colors of gold, white and blue, the oil painting was a collaboration by artists Johnny O. Bell and Johnny F. Bell. The father-and-son artist team conceived the idea for an official state painting in 1972, began work in 1975 and completed it in 1985.
|Pledge of Allegience||Pledge of Allegience, 1981
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the state of Louisiana and to the motto for which it stands: A state, under God, united in purpose and ideals, confident that justice shall prevail for all of those abiding here."
|Poem - Judicial||"America, We The People" 1995
by Sylvia Davidson Lott Buckley
It lives in waters and low lands of the state and other locations of the southeast United States. Resembling a lizard in shape, grown males (which are larger than females) reach a length of 11 to 12 feet and weigh 450 to 500 pounds. When grown, its color is dull gray and dark olive.
|Seal||Great Seal, April 30, 1902|
|Song||"Give Me Louisiana" July 09 1970, 1977
Written by Doralice Fontane
Composed by Dr. John Croom
|Song||"You Are My Sunshine" 1977
by Jimmie H. Davis and Charles Mitchell
|Song: Environmental||"Gifts of the Earth" 1990
by Frances LeBeau of East Carroll Parish
|Song: March||"Louisiana My Home Sweet Home" 1952
Lyrics by Sammie McKenzie and Lou Levoy
Music by Castro Carazo
|Tree||Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) 1963
commonly known as "Cypress"
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