King cake, parades, beads, moon pies...Mardi Gras
King Cakes are a huge part of Mardi Gras traditions throughout the South. The cake's origins date back to the Feast of the Epiphany or Twelfth Night, which honors the three kings present at the Christ child's birth. Today's tradition calls for the person who gets the "lucky" piece of cake with the baby doll inside to throw the next party or buy the next King Cake.
This weekend is the big Mardi Gras weekend with many parades in the area. I really need to do some research on why they throw beads at the parades... anyway it's lots of fun!
In the mean time we will just eat cake,,,King cake!