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2022 Rex Procession

“School of Design Sesquicentennial”

Rex, the King of Carnival, first reigned in New Orleans on Mardi Gras day, 1872, and established traditions that have endured for 150 years, including Carnival’s colors—purple, green and gold—and its anthem—“If Ever I Cease to Love.” Rex founders chose the motto “Pro Bono Publico,” and that commitment to service continues to guide the School of Design. The sesquicentennial Rex parade pays tribute to the artistic legacy of the past century and a half.