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All About King Cake Season & 12th Night in New Orleans

12th Night Fun, Where to Buy a King Cake, and More

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Here's a group of articles all about King Cakes & 12th Night in New Orleans, including where to buy a great King Cake and what to do on 12th Night.

King Cake season starts on 12th Night, the last night of Christmas and beginning of Mardi Gras. 12th night is traditionally celebrated with King Cake parties, a Joan of Arc parade, the Phorty Phunny Phellows streetcar run, a private 12th Night Revelers ball, and much more.

1. What is a King Cake?

Here's the scoop about King Cakes including what it means to get the baby, a brief history of King Cakes, New Orleans King Cake traditions, filled, unusually shaped, and other non-traditional King Cakes, current trends in King Cakes, and more.

2. Best King Cakes from NOLA Bakeries

New Orleans local bakeries are masters at King Cake creation and production. Each has its devoted fans who don't hesitate to drive across town if necessary for their favorite King Cake. The variety of offerings grow every year and most now also will ship King Cake across the United States.

3. Great Grocery King Cakes

King Cakes are everywhere in New Orleans during Mardi Gras time, including grocery stores and supermarkets. Some of the local grocery store bakeries make fresh King Cakes every day and some rival bakery shops in both taste and selection.

4. Dine-In & Take-Out King Cake at Coffee Shops & a Chain Retaurant

Now you have the choice of getting your King Cake in individual servings inside certain city establishments or to go, even through a take-out window.

5. King Cake Vodka

Now you can get more than a sugar buzz from a King Cake product. The King Cake Vodka came out in 2012 and is already a popular Mardi Gras party drink, alone or in a cocktail concoction.

6. 12th Night Fun in New Orleans

Mardi Gras is just another Tuesday in most of the United States. And 12th Night is just January 6th. Aren't we lucky to live in New Orleans and celebrate holidays that other Americans miss?

12th Night celebration are growing every year with an eclectic range of events from a French Market area Joan of Arc parade, to Mardi Gras kick-offs, King Cake parties, and much more.

7. What is 12th Night?

An explanation of the significance, tradition, and meaning of January 6th, which is known by many names including 12th Night.

8. More January Fun

Here's the calendar of events for January in New Orleans. January is also the perfect time to think about recycling beads and other Mardi Gras throws.

9. All About Mardi Gras

King Cakes are a big part of Mardi Gras celebrations. The King Cake season starts on 12th Night and ends on Mardi Gras Day. Here are articles that include all kinds of information about Mardi Gras in New Orleans such as how to determine future Mardi Gras Days, this year's parade schedule, Mardi Gras krewes, Lundi Gras, special events, dog parades, and more.
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