Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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FINDING THE BABY
FOR MARDI GRAS LUCK

There's a tradition at Mardi Gras time,
wishing you good fortune and luck,
when you're the lucky one to
find baby Jesus in your King Cake.

King Cakes are everywhere this week,
in celebration of Mardi Gras.

And it used to be that tiny baby figures
were baked inside each King Cake,
symbolizing the Epiphany.
Whoever found the tiny baby
was guaranteed good fortune
for the new year.

To keep people from choking,
bakers now place the baby
outside the cake, or on top.

Here's hoping the baby finds you.

9 comments:

  1. Традиції видаються етнічними... дуже цікаво було би більше дізнатися про Марді Гра!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

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  2. Lovely and colourful tradition!!

    Here (in Portugal) we had a similar tradition. The "King Cake" (Bolo Rei) is a Christmas tradition, the most important one, as well as "Bacalhau", the most iconic gastronomic icon of the portuguese cuisine. :)

    Until a few years ago it was tradition hide a tiny gift in the inside of the cake... as well as a dry broad bean.
    Who picks the present gets "lucky and fortune"... but who picks the dry broad bean has to pay another cake the next year! :))
    But now it's forbidden because it may be dangerous, specially for kids.

    Colour kisses
    (^^)

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  3. Es algo muy parecido al roscón de Reyes de aquí :) Me gusta esa tradición que cuentas.

    Muchos besos

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  4. A veces nos creemos que somos tan diferentes..... y al final las tradiciones son las mismas. Buen reportaje, como siempre.....

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  5. Interesting pictures. In France, the Epiphany takes place on Jan.6th. They also call it "les rois" and whoever finds the piece is called the King!

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  6. I didn't know that... (You wouldn't want to choke on baby Jesus)

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  7. Very interesting, and a bit gore tradition looks to me.

    Jaja

    Hugs, thanks for sharing :-)))

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