Purple is supposed to mean justice, green, faith, and gold and yellow symbolizes power in New Orleans Mardi Gras, the day before the beginning of the 40-day penitential trek of Lent.
Lent is important on the Christian calendar and starts tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, when people flock to their church for ashes to be mindful of one's mortality.
That is, this life's temporal time before death.
Also called Fat Tuesday since we fatten up with the leftovers in the refrigerator that need vacating for the required fast and abstinence the next days.
Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovitch Romanoff of Russia chose the colors on a visit to party town in 1872, legend has it, but really, truth of the matter is, Rex Parade, Mardi Gras Day parade party planner, did.
Speaking of it, my next blogs will address truth.
Truth that once discovered in one's own life, must be lived or lied regretfully to one's failure
Join me for Lent in roots, relations and religion.