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King's Day of Mardi Gras
New Orleans’ Kick-off Celebrations
Mardi Gras Costumes
For those of you looking to kick-off the Carnival Season in New Orleans, be sure to attend the festivities of Twelfth Night.
Held in late winter on January 6th, Twelfth Night is a traditional holiday meaning the Twelfth Day of Christmas, and the coming of the Epiphany.
Throughout Crescent City in restaurants, work places, and dining room tables, residents and visitors of New Orleans enjoy King Cakes. Roughly 75,000 purple, green, and gold Danish cakes – all adorned with a baby figurine – are consumed in the New Orleans metropolitan area each year during Twelfth Night.
For more information on the traditions of Twelfth Night and the rest of Carnival Season, visit the Backstreet Cultural Museum and The Presbytere – or check out Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World to see the creation of the Mardi Gras parade floats and props.
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