If there’s one thing zebras love, it’s a celebration!
And when it’s Mardi Gras, which is all about local traditions, food, family and friends–well, that makes us so happy that our stripes start to turn colors.
Purple, green and gold, to be exact.
In New Orleans, Mardi Gras celebrations are the most brilliantly colorful parties of the year.
In fact, you’ll see the signature purple, green and gold just about everywhere you look.
Why purple, green and gold? Well, each color has a special meaning: purple for justice, green for faith, and gold for power.
These became the celebration’s official colors back in 1872, when the first Mardi Gras parade brightened the streets of New Orleans.
“But what IS Mardi Gras?” you may ask.