Mardi Gras Party Accessories

Mardi Gras Party Accessories

The colours of Mardi Gras are accepted to be purple, green and gold but it's less clear as to why these three particular colours were chosen. Commonly it's been assumed that the colour purple means justice, with green standing for faith and gold representing power. However more recently a fuller explanation has been put forward and it's based on these colours first appearing in 1892 as part of the spectacle honouring the visit of Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia to New Orleans during carnival season. During the lead up to the visit the organising committee "The Rex Organisation" had newspapers running the proclomation that balconies should be draped in purple, gold and green. Here at Karnival Costumes online party shop we've a great selection of party goods in these colours and our range includes the Mardi Gras flag.