Beads were plentiful once again throughout South Mississippi on Saturday.
Crowds flooded the streets in Moss Point, Biloxi, Long Beach, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Gautier and Vancleave as Mardi Gras parades brought a unique enthusiasm to revelers in each city.
Some parades are attempting to make a jubilant comeback, and other tradition-steeped parades drew crowds by the thousands.
Regardless of the tradition, the numerous themes never seem to disappoint.
One parade featured a classic black-and-white masquerade theme. Another quacked spectators up with another "Duck Dynasty" theme.
For a complete rundown of Saturday's Mardi Gras parades, turn to page 2A.