Carnival season Mobile Alabama http://apr.org en Carnival Season Kicks Off Along the Gulf Coast http://apr.org/post/carnival-season-kicks-along-gulf-coast <p>Christmas wreaths and holiday parties are giving way to king cakes and street parades as the Carnival season kicks off this weekend along the Gulf Coast.</p><p>In New Orleans, the noisy and colorful streetcar ride of the Phunny Phorty Phellows troupe will mark the first street appearance of the Carnival season. The costumed revelers will board a St. Charles Avenue streetcar on Sunday. That day is Twelfth Night, the traditional start of the Carnival season. For many Christians, it also marks the end of the Christmas season.</p> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 00:22:04 +0000 The Associated Press 22845 at http://apr.org Carnival Season Kicks Off Along the Gulf Coast