Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Mardi Gras Colors....Purple, Gold, & Green..Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler=Let The Good Times Roll
Today is Mardi Gras Day but I could not go to New Orleans this year for the biggest street party in America as I usually do. However, the spirit of "Laissez les bons temps rouler"="Let The Good Times Roll" is always in my spirit. The 3 primary colors of Mardi Gras are purple for JUSTICE, gold for POWER, and green for FAITH. Rex, the King of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, selected these colors back in 1872 and they have been used ever since then. Trivia: Later Louisiana State University adopted the purple and gold of Mardi Gras for their colors, and Tulane in NOLA selected the remaining green then added blue. For Mardi Gras season I love these 3 colors, but they cannot compare to the beautiful red and blue of Ole Miss the rest of the year.