Tonight is Twelfth Night, which marks the official beginning of Carnival, the season leading up to Mardi Gras. This Carnival promises to be one of the most special in recent memory, full of heightened exuberance and merriment. I especially cannot wait for Krewe du Vieux, Muses, Krewe d'Etat, the Lundi Gras nuptuals of Cassidy and Heather, and of course the Shrove Tuesday march of the St. Anthony Ramblers. Be sure to eat a piece of King Cake and to take down any Christmas decorations you have up. It's Carnival time!