Fiesta beads are necklaces made of strings of coloured glass or plastic beads that are frequently worn during Mardi Gras or other festivals. During celebrations, they are frequently referred to as beads.
Mardi Gras throws, also known as beads and other plastic trinkets, have been distributed throughout the celebration since the 1920s, according to National Geographic. Since the 1960s, doubloons—plastic coins created by the artist H. Alvin Sharpe—have also been tossed. The beads have a reputation for being presented to ladies who expose their breasts, despite the fact that these objects are freely tossed from the floats. This myth dates back to the 1970s, when individuals traded their beads for goods at the strip clubs in New Orleans’ French Quarter.