Fireworks explode over Christmas on the Bayou boat parade in Gulfport, Dec. 10, 2016. Christmas fireworks harken to French Colonial times, when explorers and settlers flying under the flag of King Louis XIV and following European tradition faithfully shot off guns and fireworks to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Fireworks explode over Christmas on the Bayou boat parade in Gulfport, Dec. 10, 2016. Christmas fireworks harken to French Colonial times, when explorers and settlers flying under the flag of King Louis XIV and following European tradition faithfully shot off guns and fireworks to celebrate the birth of Christ. Tim Isbell ttisbell@sunherald.com File
Fireworks explode over Christmas on the Bayou boat parade in Gulfport, Dec. 10, 2016. Christmas fireworks harken to French Colonial times, when explorers and settlers flying under the flag of King Louis XIV and following European tradition faithfully shot off guns and fireworks to celebrate the birth of Christ. Tim Isbell ttisbell@sunherald.com File

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