Happy Mardi Gras!
Carnival season is coming to an end this Tuesday! Fat Tuesday is an epic day of celebratory indulgence filled with delicious food, potent drinks, colorful king cakes, and parades galore! No matter how you choose to enjoy Mardi Gras, we know that you’ll love some trivia knowledge to accompany your holiday festivities!
Purple, green, and gold are the colors of Mardi Gras, but what do they mean? Each color represents a different theme of Mardi Gras. Purple represents justice, green represents faith, and gold represents power.
It is illegal to not wear a mask on a Mardi Gras float! New Orleans doesn’t mess around when it comes to their parade, as each and every float rider must either wear a mask or at least have their face painted by law.
New Orleans held its first Mardi Gras parade in 1837, but floats didn’t appear until a couple of decades later.
Mardi Gras was first celebrated domestically in Mobile, Alabama.