Carnival Begins

Jan 6, 2010 by

Twelfth Night, the Catholic Feast of the Epiphany, is the beginning of Carnival Season. It is now legal to eat King Cake, beads are back in fashion, and the first parades are tonight.

Days like today I fiercely miss the Crescent City (I’m in Cincinnati now).

The yearly ritual of sitting around trying to decide if it is too cold to walk up to St. Charles and catch the Phunny Phorty Phellows is one I cannot engage in. Outside my window is a vast array of snow covered scenery ( 6 inches tomorrow I hear). The debut of the new St Joan of Arc Krewe is one I will miss, and I even know the Queen!

Even so, ’tis cause for celebration. Carnival has begun. This year all of you who read or contribute to HumidCity have a mission: go out and have a few cocktails and some King Cake for me. I’ll be in for MOMs, Muses, and the Krewe of Chartreuse, until then the party is in your hands!

And by the way, all you iPhone users should know that Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide is now an iPhone app!

-Loki- Founder, Curator, and New Orleans Ex-Pat