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The many faces of the Louisiana Fleur-de-Lis

The many faces of the Louisiana Fleur-de-Lis

The Louisiana Fleur-de-Lis

Although the fleur-de-lis has been symbolic in France and Italy for centuries, the symbol has become undertaken a much deeper and cultural meaning with the state of Louisiana.  Over the years the fleur-de-lis has been cited for having religious, status, and even  personal meanings. Today, the fleur-de-lis is an iconic symbol of Louisiana taking many forms.  Businesses, universities, and different communities around the state have adopted and altered the symbol to mold it to their own liking.  Most recently it has been used as a symbol of pride and strength for Louisiana folks.  Here are a few of the many colors and design variations of the Louisiana fleur-de-lis, enjoy.

 Which one is your favorite?


A brief history of the Louisiana fleur-de-lis

The fleur-de-lis is closely linked with the history of Louisiana.  The French legacy in Louisiana, is one that dates back to the early days of the State when the Acadians first migrated from Nova Scotia seeking exile from their former colony.  The were following in the footsteps of the early French explorers who had encountered the lands in trekking the Mississippi.  The fleur-de-lis, meaning “lily flower” or “flower of the lily” in French, remained with the French cultural heritage.  French is still spoken in some parts of Louisiana and many people claim to be of French, or Cajun, heritage.

 *The fleur-de-lis pictured here are not of my work.  They are only pictures of the Louisiana fleur-de-lis that I took around Louisiana.  


Which is your favorite?

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  1. You took all of those at mom’s. or most of them at least. heheh. I love you and miss you big big. Happy New Year!

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