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Joan of Arc Parade and Twelfth Night

Based on a medieval tradition, Twelfth Night ends the 12 days of Christmas. In New Orleans, January 6th marks the beginning of the Mardi Gras season and an official permission slip to start eating the traditional King Cake. It’s also Joan of Arc’s birthday (1412-1431). Since 2009, the city has celebrated the date with a parade honoring the “Maid of Orleans” and NOLA’s ties to France. Continue reading

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