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History of Mardi Gras King Cakes
* The Mardi Gras season begins on the Twelfth Night of Christmas, January 6th which is known as the Epiphany.
* The Epiphany has been observed as the day the three Wise Men finally found the infant Jesus.
* King Cakes were initiated to celebrate this holy day.
* A small plastic baby is placed in each cake as a symbol of “finding the baby Jesus”.
* King Cakes are decorated in the carnival colors of purple, green and gold. Purple symbolizes justice; green symbolizes faith; and gold symbolizes power.
* As the cake is cut, each person looks to see if his or her piece contains a small plastic baby.
* Many carnival clubs, or Krewes, choose the Queen of their carnival by this tradition.
* Some also believe that the person who gets the baby will have a year of good fortune.
* To continue the King Cake parties, the person who finds the baby is responsible for bringing the King Cake to the next celebration.