I have always wanted to do something related to Joan of Arc here in New Orleans. When I realized her birthday was on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6th (when we celebrate Twelfth Night), it seemed a perfect way to honor her and to kick off Mardi Gras!
Joan of Arc represents so much to so many people and she deserves more attention in this town that is a sister city to Orleans, France!
I hope the procession grows into a larger event eventually. For now, I'm just pleased to be finding other people in town who want to celebrate her while celebrating Twelfth Night!