Come one, come all to Rex's 150th birthday party! The king of Mardi Gras will be hosting a grand parade in honor of his cultural impact on the Crescent City over the years. The theme for this year is "School of Design Sesquicentennial."
of Design, which has designed and distributed posters and banners for the
krewe, has presented the 2022 Royal Invitation. Designed by royal lithographer
Matthew Hales, the invitation incorporates 19th century-style illustrations and
fonts used in previous invitations. They are currently displayed along the
Uptown parade route.
In fact, Rex
official James Reiss, Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club President Elroy James, and Mayor LaToya
Cantrell were one of the many revelers to celebrate Twelfth Night at Mardi Gras
World. New Orleans has faced many trials in the past few years, but with locals
and tourists feeling optimistic about Mardi Gras, it will go back to being "The
City That Care Forgot."
over Carnival since 1872, Rex has brought many Carnival traditions that locals
know and love, including the Boeuf Gras float, gold doubloons, the anthem "If I Ever Cease to Love," and the signature Mardi Gras colors--purple, green, and
will take place on Tuesday, March 1. For more information, visit rexorganization.com.