Mardi Gras and Football
By Lisa October 12th, 2010
We love to blog about color and it’s uses and we recently came across a color article appropriate to football season. And best of all it talks about my home town, New Orleans! Many of you I’m sure are aware of Mardi Gras’ color palette of purple (symbolizing justice), green (symbolizing faith) and gold ( symbolizing power). These colors were chosen in 1872 by the Grand Duke of Russia, Alexis Romanoff, but it wasn’t until the 1890’s that meanings were assigned to them. (They were given meanings because the parade theme that year was “Symbolism of Color.”)
Now fast forward to the early years of LSU and Tulane. It seems that when LSU was in decision mode the stores were full of purple, green and gold fabric in anticipation of Mardi Gras. The school chose purple and gold and bought up a lot of the available fabric. Tulane purchased what was left: green!