Mardi Gras – SOLD
Speaking of Mardi Gras, each official color has an assigned meaning. Purple stands for justice, gold for power and green for faith.
Mardi Gras, (/ˈmɑːrdiɡrɑː/), dates back thousands of years to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility. Mardi Gras also called Fat Tuesday, in English, refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday.
Louisiana is the only state in which Mardi Gras is a legal holiday. However, elaborate carnival festivities draw crowds in other parts of the United States during the Mardi Gras season as well, including Alabama and Mississippi. Each region has its own events and traditions.
With Ash Wednesday marking the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting before Easter, Mardi Gras is the “last hurrah” of sorts, with participants indulging in their favorite fatty foods and drinks before giving them up.
Mardi Gras is a whole season – not just one day. Fat Tuesday is the biggest day of celebration, and the date it falls on moves around.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED BY LAW FOR FLOAT RIDERS
Yes, it’s illegal to ride on a float without a mask! The original purpose of the mask was to get rid of social constraints for the day, allowing people to mingle with whomever they chose.
This painting with its gold, purple and green colors is my celebration of the Mardi Gras’ that I have experienced.
Have you been to a Mardi Gras?
Title: Mardi Gras – Sold
Size: 24” x 24”