Each new year kicks off the start of Mardi Gras season with splashes of bright green, purple, and yellow and beads. Besides being known as the day that people indulge before the Lent starts, what exactly is Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is a holiday and tradition that dates to thousands of years ago to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility with the big ones being Lupercalia and Saturnalia. When Christianity arrived in Rome, religious leaders wanted to incorporate local traditions into the near faith to avoid the decision to abolish them all together. Now in modern day, Mardi Gras is a popular cultural phenomenon that is celebrated in many countries around the world.
As the day slowly approaches and the invites start pouring in, look your best at any Mardi Gras function that you attend. Don’t know what to wear? Lucky for you, we have some inspiration from our amethyst, citrine, and peridot jewelry collections that would be the perfect addition to any outfit an extra splash of color and shine.