"Fat Tuesday" also known as Mardi Gras, is a celebration steeped with tradition and dates back thousands of years to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility, including the raucous Roman festivals of Saturnalia and Lupercalia.
This special day before Ash Wednesday (which starts off the 40 days of Lent) is celebrated in many countries all over the world - mainly those with large Roman Catholic populations. New Orleans, Brazil, and Venice play host to some of the holiday’s most famous public festivities!
"Une Babiole" (trinket) is the baby versions of our Mardi Gras RosaLei collection. Here is what She is made of:
6mm - purple, green, gold Czech fire-polished glass beads
8mm - Black Czech fire-polished glass beads
10mm - Gold Flat Hematite bead
Fleur de Lis and Masquerade Mask
Here are a few fun facts I learned about the colors and symbols of Mardi Gras:
Purple - represents JUSTICE
Green - means FAITH
Gold - stands for POWER
Fleur de Lis - in French, fleur means "flower", and "lis" means lily. It is an important symbol for Mardi Gras because of the strong French influence in New Orleans.
On a separate note, I also found that Catholics have used the Fleur de Lis as an emblem representing the Virgin Mary. The symbol has also been used as a representation of the Trinity because of its three-petal design.
Un Babiole is sweet, small and powerful.
Honor this Lenten season with this magnificent RosaLei which can also be worn to celebrate the festivities of Mardi Gras or any time of the year!
NOTE: Colors of RosaLeis (Photo Images):
Please keep in mind that due to lighting, the differences in individualʻs monitor settings, etc. there may be slight variations even though every effort is made to represent colors of the pieces as accurately as possible.