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Every year, the Phunny Phorty Phellows takes the rails of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line on Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night is always January 6th and is the official beginning of the carnival season. The countdown to carnival leads to the Phunny Phorty Phellows Parade.
Members from the Krewe of Oak will be on hand to toast the Phellows, who will be masked and costumed aboard a streetcar. They will ride along the St. Charles Avenue streetcar route to Canal Street and back—ending at the Willow Streetcar Barn on South Carrollton Avenue.
The Phellows began as a satirical krewe and date back to 1878. They took the streets until 1898, and returned in 1981 as the Phunny Phorty Phellows. Today, many of the members’ costumes still reflect satirical themes.