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Friday, Jan 6, 2012

12th Night

Twelfth Night is the traditional beginning of Mardi Gras on January 6th, twelve nights after Christmas.



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January 6, twelve nights after Christmas, is the traditional beginning of Mardi Gras.

Join us to start the season at Johnny’s, the birthplace of Soulard Mardi Gras in St. Louis. The Board of Directors will be accepting petitions from krewes, civic, business and neighborhood leaders, all requesting them to declare the start of the new Mardi Gras season.

Petitioning can be a reading, a poem, a skit, a song, a puppet show, love letters, or any conveyance you wish to get your message to the board. The basic message is “WE WANT TO HAVE MARDI GRAS THIS YEAR!!!” It is all fun and your participation is encouraged.

After petitioning and a couple beverages, join us on the front steps of Johnny’s at 7 pm to hear the reading of the proclamation. A musical procession will then wind through the neighborhood, ending at the corner of 7th and Soulard, where the Soulard Mardi Gras flag will rise and fireworks will signal the official start of the Mardi Gras season in Soulard.

Everyone is welcome. You are not required to petition, but why not make the most of Mardi Gras? For sure come join the mini parade and raising of the flag.

Contact Marc Mendolia in the Mardi Gras office to schedule your time to petition the Board.

Dress in layers! We look forward to seeing you there!

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