Biloxi A to Z: Twelfth Night, weekend events

Biloxi A to Z: Today’s video features information on the January BNews Monthly, a Biloxi Fire Department graduation ceremony, city council meeting and Ward 7, as well as details on the rescheduled Twelfth Night Celebration and First Friday event, and weekend weather.

The Twelfth Night festivities that were set for tonight, along with a special First Friday event, have been rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan. 10 because of the high probability of rain tonight.

The Twelfth Night is usually celebrated on Jan. 5 each year but with nearly a 100 percent chance of rain forecasted for this evening, organizers with the Gulf Coast Carnival Association, Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum, the City of Biloxi, and Biloxi Main Street, decided to reschedule this year’s festivities to next Wednesday.

The free event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a trio of floats filled with krewe kings and queens accompanied by the Ole Biloxi Marching Club arriving at Biloxi City Hall on Lameuse Street. The entourage will then meet Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich and Gulf Coast Carnival Board Chairman Keith Williams who will welcome the attendees, and turn off the Christmas lights of the stately white marble facade, and turn on the lights of Carnival.

Under the purple, green, and gold illuminated three-story City Hall, the 2024 Gulf Coast Carnival Association Flag Bearers will be introduced. Directly across the street, the postponed First Friday Block Party will take place with entertainment by the Bucktown All-Stars from 7 to 9 p.m.

The occasion also serves as a reminder of the religious significance of Carnival, often lost on tens of thousands of revelers at Mardi Gras parades. Twelfth Night, the 12th day from Christmas, is the night before the Epiphany, the day when the three wise men visited the infant Jesus, foretelling the revelation of God the Son being born as a human.
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News & notes: Weekly report, Christmas Tree recycling

The week that was: See an overview of calls for service, projects, and work orders from city departments each week online on the Weekly Reports page. To see the reports from the Fire, Police, Community Development, and Public Works departments, click here.

Christmas Tree Recycling: Residents can still drop off green trees after Christmas through Jan. 13, 2024, at the Rodenburg Avenue parking bay on Beach Boulevard. Remember to remove all decorations, lights, and stands before depositing. For more info, contact Harrison County Beautification at 228-214-1405.