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Parade Planner: Twelfth Night

Joan of Arc, Phorty Phunny Fellows (Route, Details)



Tonight, New Orleanians trade red and green for purple, green and gold. In the spirit of Twelfth Night, the Phunny Phorty Phellows are coming out of the car barn to herald in the season on the streetcar line. French Quarter celebrants will parade and toast to Joan of Arc in honor of the Epiphany, which is also the heroine's birthday.  


Joan's Own


The Twelfth Night is less than a month away. With king cake season quickly approaching, the first parade of Carnival released some important information today. The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc announced their royalty for 2016.


NOLA's Arc

Procession for Jeanne d'Arc Rolls Through Quarter Tonight



The twelfth night is upon us, and the first parades of the season is getting ready to roll. Or should we say roulez, as the Jeanne d'Arc Parade celebrates its French namesake and New Orleans’ patron saint tonight (1.06).


Today in NOLA: 1.06.14


Carvival Season kicks off on the Twelfth Night, also known as King’s Day...also known as the Feast of the Epiphany. In New Orleans, the Phunny Phorty Phellows get the party started with a streetcar ride. An Anti Crime Rally takes place in Jackson Square just before celebrations begin for the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. Joan of Arc turns 602 this year and a local Krewe donned in medieval garb marches for her legacy. The Civic Theater hosts a Masquerade Ball with local musical guests, and NOLA Brewing unleashes MUSES, a seasonal Mardi Gras beer at the brewing grounds on Tchoup. New Orleans first Mardi Gras Krewe, Comus chose to name its parade, Twelfth Night Revelers, after this historic day that marks the onset of Carnival Season. The nine-float parade rolled on this day in 1870. Let the Mardi Gras festivities of 2015 begin!


Making Joan Known

NOLA Salon Focuses on Joan of Arc



New Orleanians all know Joan of Arc as a statue riding a horse down Decatur Street, but who was the Maid d’Orleans historically? On September 20th, the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc will partner with Loyola’s Medieval Studies department to host its fifth annual Salon de Jeanne d’Arc, a full-day conference about France’s heroine of the Hundred Years’ War. The conference will even include a seminar on the familiar French Quarter monument.


Joan of Arc, Phunny Phorty Phellows Parade for 12th Night (Routes)


Tomorrow, New Orleanians trade red and green for purple, green and gold. In the spirit of Twelfth Night, the Phunny Phorty Phellows are coming out of the car barn to herald in the season on the streetcar line. French Quarter celebrants will parade and toast to Joan of Arc in honor of the epiphany, which is also the heroine's birthday.  


Joan-sin' For Carnival

Saintly Procession Kicks off Mardi Gras Season



The Krewe de Jeanne d'arc (Joan of Arc) rang in the Carnival season yesterday on Twelfth Night with their annual parade. Commemorating the 599th birthday of the French warrior who pulled herself out of peasantry, the parade is held to honor a woman who was nicknamed the "Maid of Orleans."


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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