- Associated Press - Monday, January 4, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Christmas and New Year’s may have passed, but the holidays are just beginning for 2016.

Tuesday marks the Christian celebration of Twelfth Night, a festive occasion on the eve of Epiphany to recognize the three kings at Jesus’ birth, and Epiphany arrives on Wednesday, continuing the festivities and welcoming the beginning of the indulgent Carnival season.

The revelry of Twelfth Night and Epiphany may honor the three kings, but the holiday also celebrates the opening of Carnival and its various attractions, including parades, balls and sweet king cakes.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1PHyL8m) the Biloxi Visitors Center will play host to the opening of Carnival season at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Going forward from this week through Mardi Gras on Feb. 9, the krewes will be hosting more parades and galas.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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