Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday; in English the day is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday.
Folks, today is Mardi Gras. I plan to celebrate. Oh please, get your mind out of the gutter. I'm not celebrating the traditional New Orleans/Girls Gone Wild way. In my world, Mardi Gras means on thing....
I love me some King Cake!!!! If you are wondering what in the world I'm talking about, here's the background information on King Cake. Thank you Wikipedia!
A king cake is a type of cake associated with the festival of Epiphany in the Christmas season in a number of countries, and in other places with the pre-Lenten celebrations of Mardi Gras.The cake has a small trinket (often a small plastic baby, said to represent Baby Jesus) inside (or sometimes placed underneath), and the person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket has various privileges and obligations.
Blogger World, Happy Mardi Gras!!! Here's to crazy a holiday that gives us King Cake!