King Cake Traditions: The Mardi Gras Day

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The King Cake tradition in Louisiana is thought to have been brought to New Orleans from France in 1870. The Mardi Gras or ¨Carnival in Mexico¨ holiday begins on February 13th or "Epiphany." Epiphany comes from a Greek word that means "to show."Mardi Gras Day has a moveable date and may occur on any Tuesday from February 3rd to March 9th. This day is also called “Fat Tuesday”, where people in Louisiana feast on a lot of sweets including the King Cake. It is always the day before Ash Wednesday, where we start to fast for Lent and always falls 46 days before Easter. Most people use a King Cake to celebrate the luxurious holiday.

What is a King Cake you may ask yourself. A King Cake is an oval-shaped cake, crossed between a coffee cake and

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