Mardi Gras Facts
Tuesday Mardi Gras Fun Facts
Krewe of Rex- started in 1872. Called the King of Carnival. And began the Mardi gras madness to get tourist after the Civil War to New Orleans.
Rex had the honor to choose the Colors- after Grand Duke Romanoff of Russia visit to New Orleans.
Purple for Justice
Green for Faith
Gold for Power
Krewe is social organizations responsible for parades and balls.
Why Throws? Started in 1870 as cheap trinkets and in 1884 Rex throw the first Doubloons. Throws can be necklaces, cups, toys, moon pies or coconuts very by crews.
Mardi Gras is a Legal Holiday on in Louisiana.