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MARDI GRAS-TWELFTH NIGHT
Streetcar parade, king cake and revelry usher in the Carnival season on Twelfth Night in La.
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 6:05 AM EST
Frigid temperatures that dipped below freezing overnight didn't stop costumed revelers from ushering in the Carnival season aboard a New Orleans streetcar.
For many Christians, the 12th night after Christmas marks the end of the holiday season and beginning of the overindulgence and debauchery associated with Carnival.
Aboard the streetcar, the boisterous and colorful troupe bobbed to a brass band as they tossed beads, candy and trinkets to revelers waiting street-side bundled in coats and scarves.
More than 100 parades will be held along the Gulf Coast in the months leading up to Mardi Gras, on March 4.