For many people around Louisiana, Christmas decorations have come down and king cakes have invaded our homes. Here at Lamarque Ford, we love to celebrate and especially around this time of year when our city comes alive! We have some special mardi gras vehicles for sale at Lamarque Ford! Before we give you the details, here is some history about the colors of Mardi Gras.
Rex selected the official Mardi Gras colors in 1872 and gave them meaning.
Purple- representing justice.
Green- representing faith.
Gold- representing power.
These Mardi Gras colors influenced the choice of school colors for arch rivals Louisiana State University and Tulane University. When LSU was deciding their colors, the shops in New Orleans had already stocked up on purple, green, and gold material for Mardi Gras Season. Because of this, LSU decided upon purple and gold and bought most of it. Tulane then bought the only remaining color: green.
In modern day, we enjoy delicious king cake that is sprinkled with these three colors, dress up in whacky costumes with these colors, and decorate our front porches with glittery variations of these colors. Here at Lamarque Ford, if you are really serious about showcasing your Mardi Gras pride, here are some vehicles for you!
As Carnival season has officially started, we hope that everyone has a fantastic Mardi Gras this year!