Friday, January 04, 2008

Blanc et Noir Twelfth Night Brunch at Brother's Seafood Sat, Jan 5, at noon; all welcome to attend

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Originally uploaded by trudeau
Twelfth Night is the traditional beginning of the Carnival season in Louisiana. Music and partiers will be heard in every city and in most of the towns of the Bayou State this weekend.

Twelfth Night, says, is a holiday in some branches of Christianity marking the coming of the Epiphany and concluding the Twelve Days of Christmas. It is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "the evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking."

Blanc et Noir Marching Society, a group founded last year by Robert Trudeau, Talbot Hopkins Trudeau, Jerry Davenport and Tarama Davenport, will gather at Brother's Seafood in the Red River Entertainment District (free parking in the adjacent Eldorado Garage)
at noon.

The public is invited to Brother's to order on their own ticket and get acquainted with the krewe and the background of Louisiana's Carnival. It is totally casual and families are encouraged to take part.

Blanc et Noir membership is $30 (children free) and the principal function is marching in the Krewe of Highland Parade to the sounds of a New Orleans-style brass band on Sun, Feb 3.

Please see the Blanc et Noir web site for much more info.


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