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Carnival season will be a short one in 2016

South Mississippi is now moving from the Christmas season to Carnival season. Shoppers are already filling their carts with beads, trinkets and decorations for floats and balls.  (Photo source: WLOX) South Mississippi is now moving from the Christmas season to Carnival season. Shoppers are already filling their carts with beads, trinkets and decorations for floats and balls.  (Photo source: WLOX)
The owner of Mardi Gras Supplies in Gulfport says the season is getting off to a slow start, because Fat Tuesday is earlier this year. But this past weekend was busy. (Photo source: WLOX) The owner of Mardi Gras Supplies in Gulfport says the season is getting off to a slow start, because Fat Tuesday is earlier this year. But this past weekend was busy. (Photo source: WLOX)
This year, Fat Tuesday falls on February 9, 2016. (Photo source: WLOX) This year, Fat Tuesday falls on February 9, 2016. (Photo source: WLOX)
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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

South Mississippi is now moving from the Christmas season to Carnival season. Shoppers are already filling their carts with beads, trinkets and decorations for floats and balls. 

The owner of Mardi Gras Supplies in Gulfport says the season is getting off to a slow start, because Fat Tuesday is earlier this year. But this past weekend was busy. 

One man drove from Jackson to pick up nine boxes of throws for an upcoming parade in the downtown area. 

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