Laborde debunks the myth that the colors had anything to do with the Duke, as is suggested in this Wikipedia article. He Claims that the orgin of the purple gold and green not purple green and gold is based on Heraldry. He suggests that Rex stated the orgins of the colors, half a century later in order strengthen the myth.
Don't get me wrong, I have now problems with the female form. Nudity tends to happen when alcohol is involved and Bourbon is a street with many bars. You'll no doubt see a few boobs here and there but for the most part it's not "Girls Gone Wild.
By Megan Romer. Bourbon Street is one of the most famous nightlife strips in the world. This New Orleans thoroughfare has been delighting visitors to the city since its earliest days and continues to be a bucket list item for travelers around the world.
With the theme, Gaudy Girls, the fes. Alabama-Birmingham, Mobile Florida - Ft. Rip Naquin-Delain, President.
All rights reserved. When it comes to Mardis Grastourists are usually surprised to find that traditions dictate when to party, what to wear, and how to behave. Many visitors expect to see parade kings and queens in ornate costume.
But ask anybody who has been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras about the religious nature of the festivities are, and you will get a chuckle. Mardi Gras is now a purely hedonistic celebration. How Mardi Gras in New Orleans went from being part of the Catholic observation of the time before lent to a party in the streets known for its bead and bare breast exchange market is a little bizarre.
Mardi Gras is my favorite time of year. I adore the week-long celebration— full of costumes, delicious King Cake, endless drinks…and with varying levels of debauchery, depending on your style and inhibitions. These three are known for their high-tech floats, intricate design, and elaborate costumes — as a result, they draw enormous crowds.
Summary: Mardi Gras is a beautiful, fun, unique spectacle that unfolds over many days and especially nights, and which entails more delicious food, spontaneous celebration, serendipitous adventure, and good times than most people can handle. It is not what you see on television or in movies, and I recommend it highly, even to people who don't drink or party. I myself don't drink, and sobriety has never interfered with my deep love of the occasion.
Last yearI celebrated Uptown style, attending parades on St. Charles from 8 am until 5 pm. This year, I tried the Downtown version of Mardi Gras for the first time, parading my own costumed self around the French Quarter for hours. There were roaming bands in costume so you might spot a Storyville Stomper dressed as a giant hot dog playing clarinet.