Phunny Phorty Phellows, Joan of Arc honor Twelfth Night

The Times-Picayune By The Times-Picayune
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on January 06, 2011 at 8:35 PM, updated January 06, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Twelfth Night means many things to New Orleanians, including the official start of the Carnival season -- and the king cake season -- as well as the end of the Christmas season.

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Jan. 6 is also the night the members of the Phunny Phorty Phellows and the Krewe of Oak roll down St. Charles Avenue to toast the beginning of Carnival.

And don't forget Joan of Arc: Jan. 6 is her birthday (599 candles this year), and for the third year, a parade in her honor rolled in the French Quarter.