Since the founding of the Rex Organization in 1872 its traditions have helped define Mardi Gras. Rex's Proclamation invites his subjects to the grand celebration of Carnival. His royal colors of purple, green, and gold are to this day the colors of Mardi Gras, and the song played in the first Rex parade, "If Ever I Cease to Love," has become Carnival's anthem. Rex and his Queen preside over the Rex Ball, Carnival's glittering conclusion.

Carnival Updates

Pro Bono Publico Foundation Announces Special Technology Grant

To Assist Students with Distance Learning (Read All)

Rex Announces 2020 Carnival Royalty

J. Storey Charbonnet, Sarah Eleanor Lane to Reign as 2020 Rex Royalty (Read All)