Its that time of year again.  Over the next several days, the streets of New Orleans will be filled with revelers celebrating the Carnival season. Be advised that CFR will be closed on Mardi Gras day, the 5th of March.

Additionally, CFR’s office may be closing a bit early this Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and next Monday depending on how congested streets become in advance of parades.

Fun Fact!

According to, Rex selected the official Mardi Gras colors in 1872. The 1892 Rex Parade theme Symbolism of Colors gave meaning to the colors.

Purple Symbolizes Justice

Green Symbolizes Faith

Gold Symbolizes Power