Ready or not: South Mississippi Parades
Yikes! Mardi Gras is arriving too quickly on the heels of New Year's, so much so that heads spin when South Mississippians learn the first 2008 Carnival parade rolls on Saturday.
The earliest any Mardi Gras can be is Feb. 3 and the latest is March 9.
This year it is Feb. 5, and that shortens the number of parading weekends between Epiphany and Fat Tuesday. In fact, 2008 has such a compressed Carnival season - 31 days in all - that there will be three parades this Saturday, not just the traditional kickoff by the Ocean Springs Elks Lodge that lures 20,000-plus spectators. Read more
Join the discussion below, or Read more at The South Mississippi Sun Herald.
#1 Jan 17, 2008
beads, beer and boobies!!!!!!
Mardi gras rock!!!!!!!!!!
#2 Jan 19, 2008
More like RAIN!
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