Friday, January 06, 2012

Louisiana's Carnival season begins with Twelfth Night! Blanc et Noir Marching Society has Twelfth Night Brunch on Sun, Jan 8, 1 pm, Brothers Seafood, Shreveport

"Pity those places where on January 6, it is more important to be clean than to be Queen. In New Orleans we know better," writes Erroll Laborde about the opening of Carnival season in the Crescent City.

Jan 6 is the first official day for king cakes and the dances and tavern sessions of the season. The end of the season, Fat Tuesday, is Feb 21, 2012. In Shreveport we mark the crest of Carnival by the Krewe of Highland Parade, which is Sun, Feb 19, 1 pm.

Blanc et Noir Marching Society is one of many krewes across the state gathering on or around 12th Night, aka the Feast of the Epiphany, to party.

All are welcome on Sun, Jan 8, 1 pm, at Brother's Seafood on 4916 Monkhouse, (318) 635-1641. It's a Dutch treat for meet and greet.

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