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Phunny Phorty Phellows - Mardi Gras 2016
Phunny Phorty Phellows - Mardi Gras 2016
Phunny Phorty Phellows - Mardi Gras 2016

MARDI GRAS BEGINS

Mardi Gras begins with the ride of Phunny Phorty Phellows

Cheryl Gerber
Phunny Phorty Phellows

Less than two weeks after Christmas, New Orleans begins the reveling anew with its celebration of Twelfth Night. Jan. 6th marks the Feast of the Epiphany, when the Three Wise Men visited the Christ child. In New Orleans it also means the launch of Carnival season. And New Orleans observes it with the Joan of Arc parade that marches through the Quarter. This is followed by the Twelfth Night Masquerade Ball and the ride of the Phunny Phorty Phellows, a group of gentlemen who board the St. Charles streetcar with great fanfare Uptown to herald the arrival of Carnival.