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Transcript of Mardi Gras
The cake is shaped in a ring with a pecan, bean, or plastic baby placed inside the dough, before baking, to represent baby Jesus. It is usually decorated in purple, gold, and green icing.
Whoever finds the baby doll will host the next King's Cake celebration. Zulu- One of the holiday's most anticipated and remarkable parades is presented by Zulu, named after the fiersest of the African tribes. The most famous Krewe of Zulu king was Louis Armstrong, who ruled in 1949. Proteus-The carnival's second oldest parading organization was founded in 1882. Known in Greek mythology as the sheperd of the ocean, Proteus was a god who acted as Herdship of Poseidon's seals.Proteus has presented elaborate parades and tableau balls. Rio De Janeiro- Pancake Day Catholic countries and cities celebrate Mardi Gras. The holiday is known elsewhere in the Christian world as 'Shrove Tuesday" or 'Pancake Day'. It was originally a time for feasting and using up all the cooking fat, dairy products, and eggs ect... before the start of lent. But Rio has mutated the festival into the largest, most exotic and best known street carnival in the world Pancake day is a very important holiday in Countries such as the UK and ireland. Random The first American Mardi Gras was celebrated near modern-day New Orleans on March 3, 1699
Mardi Gras always falls on any Tuesday between Februauy 3 and March 9.
Like Ash Wednesday, the date Mardi Gras falls on depends on the date of Easter- always occuring 46 days before
The official colors are green, purple, and gold... green for faith, purple for justice, gold for power. The bead phenomena is relatively new considering that the first Mardi Gras parade in NOLA occured in the 1830s, it wasn't until the Rex parade threw inexpensive handmade glass necklaces sometime in the 1920s that the tradition was born. It inspired others to throw out different types of trinkets such as frisbees, plastic,cups,and doubloons all marked with specific Krewe names and logos