The big Rex Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans is March 8.
I went looking for Mardi Gras postcards and found these on the digital collection
at the New York Public Library.
They are both from 1907 and made by the Detroit Publishing Company.
"Rex passing up Camp Street"
"The Royal Chariot with Rex"
"'We is come' ~ Hope to see you soon." The "B's"
The Mardi Gras Rex parade in New Orleans held on Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday referrs to the practice of the last night of eating fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which starts on Ash Wednesday.
Since the founding of the Rex Organization in 1872 its traditions have helped define Mardi Gras. Rex's Proclamation invites his subjects to the grand celebration of Carnival. His royal colors of purple, green and gold are to this day the colors of Mardi Gras, and the song played in the first Rex parade, "If Ever I Cease to Love," has become Carnival's anthem. Rex and his Queen preside over the Rex Ball, Carnival's glittering conclusion.
You can read more about the Rex Organization in New Orleans here.
I'm also joining Seasonal Sunday at the Tablescaper!
Wishing you well and a JOY filled weekend.
(Mine will be filled with college baseball!)