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12th Night marks the end of Christmas and the beginning of Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, as well as King Cake season.

There's actually a bit of confusion about the actual date. It's the 12th Night of Christmas, which appears to originally have been counted from Christmas Eve. So actually the evening of January 5th, the eve of Epiphany (January 6th), is apparently the true 12th night. And it was the final burst of Christmas revelry. Unlike modern times which seem to start Christmas activity around Halloween, Christmas used to be celebrated for 12 days and didn't start until Christmas Day.

However, 12th Night has come to be most celebrated, at least in New Orleans, on January 6th, the 12th day and night after Christmas Day. January 6th is also known as the 12th Day of Christmas, Epiphany or Kings Day. It's the traditional day celebrating the arrival of the Magi or three kings at the manger with their gifts for Jesus.

January 6th by whatever name is marked traditionally with the first King Cake parties, Carnival balls, and other celebrations that starts the Carnival season which is nowadays also called Mardi Gras season.





New Orleans now celebrates the birthday of Joan of Arc with a kind of historically correct medieval parade with in the French Quarter.

The Joan of Arc parade is held every year on her birthday, January 6th, which happens to be 12th Night, the start of Mardi Gras. .

The family-friendly walking parade route starts at the Bienville Statue on Decatur Street at 6 p.m., goes up Conti to Chartres, across Jackson Square by the St. Louis Cathedral, then up Chartres to St. Phillip, where it turns towards the Mississippi River. The parade ends at the Joan of Arc statue, which was a gift from Franch to New Orleans, at the corner of Decatur and St. Phillip Streets in the French Market District. .



It's a most unique parade with historical characters, horses, medieval costumes, banners, and carts, as well as live music. The parade "throws" are unique and in accord with the time period and theme. They include wooden swords, king cake, hand-painted medallions, crafted butterflies,saints magnets, processional candles, prayer cards, Fleur de Lis items, and more.


The Phunny Phorty Phellows kicks off the Mardi Gras season in New Orleans each year with the first Mardi Gras event with a wild and wacky streetcar party. 

The costumed and masked krewe members gather at the Willow Street Car Barn in the Carrollton neighborhood of New Orleans to board their decorated streetcar for the traditional ride. 

Everyone is invited to see the costumed Phunny Phorty Phellows off on their annual festive streetcar ride to "Herald the Arrival of Mardi Gras". The Carrollton - St. Charles streetcar party leaves at 7 pm sharp, so don't miss the send off celebration. The streetcar runs the entire route and returns back to the Car Barn. 

The historic Phunny Phorty Phellows were originally a satirical parade on the streets of New Orleans from 1878 through 1898. In 1981, the krewe was revived and has become the first celebratory public act for Mardi Gras season



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What started out as a dry French bread type dough with sugar on top and a bean inside 30 years ago, is now a sweet, sugary and iced type dough that is braided with filling inside and a plastic doll underneath. 

Hundreds of thousands of King Cakes are eaten in New Orleans during the Carnival season. The person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket has various privileges and obligations. 

Our recommendations for the best king cakes in New Orleans is  Manny Randazzo King Cakes and Gambino's Bakery‎ King Cakes. (ps: you can order online!)

Now for those DIY'ers, You can get into the festive carnival season with a simple and delicious king cake at home... 




ingredients:

- 1 can cinnamon rolls with icing
- colored sugars – purple, gold and green



Grease a 9″ round cake pan.  Carefully unroll a roll and then fold it in half.  




After you fold the roll over, twist it a bit and put it in the pan.  Do 2 more rolls, to make a circle around the outer edge of the pan.  Repeat with the last 2 rolls, laying them in the pan to make an inner circle.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. If you’re going to eat them right away, you can ice them while they’re still warm and decorate with the sugar. If you want to serve it later, cool the roll completely, then ice and decorate.



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Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at Saenger Theatre on Saturday, December 27th at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the stunning Dove of Peace, with 20ft wingspan, and created by 2 dancers moving as one; Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony; life-sized Matrushka Dolls; and whimsical 10ft tall silk puppets. New in 2014 is an authentic Russian Christmas puppet play and Masha’s magical Toy Cabinet. Wearing intricately detailed costumes, many with shimmering Swarovski crystals, the award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet bring Tchaikovsky’s master score and the holiday season to life! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.  
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Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I've Had) The Time of My Life. ” London’s Sunday Express says “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” 

Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. Showtimes in New Orleans Saenger Theatre starts December 16th thru 21st. You’ll have the time of your life! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS
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To simply quote the musical, “The Phantom of the Opera is here!” The reimagined production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway classic begins performances in New Orleans on November 5. The new national tour will play the Saenger Theatre through November 16. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of The Phantom of the Opera arrives in the U.S., featuring a brilliant new set and staging. The story centers on the thrilling love triangle between the mysterious Phantom, Christine and Raoul at the Opera Populaire in Paris. Lloyd Webber’s score includes the beloved songs “Music of the Night,” “Think of Me” and “All I Ask of You.”

The production is directed by Laurence Connor with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, costumes by Maria Bjornson, lighting by Paule Constable and sound design by Mick Potter.

The cast includes Cooper Grodin as The Phantom, Julia Udine as Christine DaaƩ, Ben Jacoby as Raoul, Jacquelynn Fontaine as Carlotta, Brad Oscar as Monsieur Firmin, Edward Staudenmayer as Monsieur Andre, Linda Balgord as Madame Giry, Frank Viveros as Piangi and Hannah Florence as Meg Giry.

The Phantom of the Opera made its world premiere in London’s West End in 1986, where it still plays today. Lloyd Webber’s musical thriller has been running on Broadway since 1988 and recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
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NFL Preseason: St. Louis Rams vs. New Orleans SaintsEdward Jones Dome
Saint Louis, MO
Friday
8/8/2014
7:00 PM

NFL Preseason: New Orleans Saints vs. Tennessee TitansMercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Friday
8/15/2014
7:00 PM

NFL Preseason: Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans SaintsLucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN
Saturday
8/23/2014
8:00 PM

NFL Preseason: New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore RavensMercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Thursday
8/28/2014
7:00 PM

2014 New Orleans Saints Season Tickets (Includes Tickets To All Regular Season Home Games)Mercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Friday
8/29/2014
TBD

Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans SaintsGeorgia Dome
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
9/7/2014
1:00 PM

Cleveland Browns vs. New Orleans SaintsFirstEnergy Stadium (formerly Cleveland Browns Stadium)
Cleveland, OH
Sunday
9/14/2014
1:00 PM

New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota VikingsMercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
9/21/2014
12:00 PM

Parking: Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans SaintsAT&T Stadium Parking Lots (formerly Dallas Cowboys Stadium Parking Lots)
Arlington, TX
Sunday
9/28/2014
TBD

Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans SaintsAT&T Stadium (formerly Dallas Cowboys Stadium)
Arlington, TX
Sunday
9/28/2014
7:30 PM

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersMercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
10/5/2014
12:00 PM

Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans SaintsFord Field
Detroit, MI
Sunday
10/19/2014
1:00 PM

New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay PackersMercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
10/26/2014
7:30 PM

Parking: Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans SaintsBank Of America Stadium Parking Lots
Charlotte, NC
Thursday
10/30/2014
TBD

Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans SaintsBank Of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC
Thursday
10/30/2014
8:25 PM

New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ersMercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
11/9/2014
12:00 PM

New Orleans Saints vs. Cincinnati BengalsMercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
11/16/2014
12:00 PM

New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore RavensMercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Monday
11/24/2014
7:30 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New Orleans SaintsHeinz Field
Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday
11/30/2014
1:00 PM

New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina PanthersMercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
12/7/2014
12:00 PM

Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans SaintsSoldier Field Stadium
Chicago, IL
Monday
12/15/2014
7:30 PM

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta FalconsMercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
12/21/2014
12:00 PM

Parking: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans SaintsRaymond James Stadium Parking Lots
Tampa, FL
Sunday
12/28/2014
TBD

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans SaintsRaymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL
Sunday
12/28/2014
1:00 PM


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The NFL is enhancing its public safety policy this year to include the type of bag you can bring into the stadium and onto stadium property (e.g. Champions Square). This is a league-wide policy that applies to all stadiums including the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the New Orleans Arena/Smoothie King Centre. The new policy should speed entry on game day.

The following types of bags are allowed into the Superdome and Champions Square on Saints Game Day:


  • Vendor bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12." (The bags may be hand-carried or have a shoulder strap) OR a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • Small clutch bag approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap. This can be carried separately or within a plastic bag.


An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at Gate A on the Ground Level and Gates D and H on the Plaza Level.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to, the following: all purses, bags or containers larger than a small clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags.

This new policy applies to bags only. 
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