January 6th is Twelfth Night and the opening of Carnival Season. Today is the first official King Cake eating day of the season. Don't eat King Cake until this day, but eat it often from now through Mardi Gras.
When you go to a party and eat King Cake you may be lucky enough to get the baby inside. The little plastic baby inside is the prize. And whomever gets the prize hosts the next party.
Other traditions on Twelfth Night is the Joan of Arc parade in the Quarter, the Phunny Phorty Fellows on the streetcar down St. Charles, and the tapping of the keg for Krewe of Muses beer. This year, however, we have that brew in cans. Available in stores in the greater NOLA area.
We worked on this label for months and I'm really happy with how it turned out.