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Mardi Gras ramps up in the ArkLaTex

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Krewe members started early Saturday morning by attending mass at St. Pius Catholic Church on North Market in north Shreveport. Krewe members started early Saturday morning by attending mass at St. Pius Catholic Church on North Market in north Shreveport.
Special beads commemorate the kickoff of the Mardi Gras season with a Mass. Special beads commemorate the kickoff of the Mardi Gras season with a Mass.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Mardi Gras celebrations for 2014 are underway in the ArkLaTex, with krewe members kicking off the season Saturday morning with mass at St. Pius Catholic Church on North Market in north Shreveport.

Church-goers wore beads and traditional Mardi Gras colors to help usher in carnival season.

The official start to the Mardi Gras season begins on 12th Night, which is traditionally January 6th, 12 days after Christmas.  This year, the local Krewes are starting a little early.

This is the 25th year for the Krewe of Gemini, which helped bring the Mardi Gras celebrations to the streets of Shreveport and Bossier City.

KSLA News 12 will once again broadcast the Krewe of Gemini parade live on March 1st.

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