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.