Purple represents Justice; Green represents Faith; Gold represents Power. It's the celebration from a French origin, from the middle ages.nouns are pronounced first in French so when corrected to English format it means, Fat Tuesday) refers to only one day, the day before lent begins (Ash Wednesday). The entire season is called Carnival. here is a website all about it http://funadvice.com/r/14tq9vu8vj0
It's weird how most people use Mardi Gras as a drinking holiday yet it's for Lent lol. But thanks.
yeah well it lost all of it's religous values and now it's just more of one big drunken party.