Twelfth Night, January 6,  marks the beginning of carnival season every year. In New Orleans parties, champagne, king cakes, a Joan of Arc parade (it's her birthday too) and the first ball of the season kicks it all off that night. The Phunny Phorty Phellows even dress up in costumes and ride a streetcar down St. Charles Avenue throwing beads and announcing the beginning of another carnival.

Laissez les bon temps rouler!