Groovy Gras: Pass love and beads is the theme for this year’s St. Paul Carnival Association parade in Pass Christian.
The Pass is among the oldest parading towns, with evidence that dates to 1914, plus masquerading before that.
With Pass Christian’s long-established connection to Carnival, it’s not surprising many New Orleanians owned and still own homes there.
St. Paul formed in 1929 not just to create a parade but also to be a fundraiser for the Catholic schools and mission work of St. Paul Parish.
That parish later combined with another and is known as Holy Family Parish.
The procession rolls at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 11.
King Christian LXXXVIII is Dane Jenkins and Queen Christiana 2018 is Regina Fayard Warren.