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History of King Cakes

Posted On: January 16th, 2019 8:45PM

History of King Cakes

The Mardi Gras or Carnival season officially begins on January 6th or the "Twelfth Night," also known to Christians as the "Epiphany." Epiphany comes from a Greek word that means "to show." Jesus first showed himself to the three wisemen and to the world on this day. As a symbol of this Holy Day, a tiny plastic baby is placed inside each King Cake.


The King Cake tradition is thought to have been brought to New Orleans from France in 1870. A King Cake is an oval-shaped bakery delicacy, crossed between a coffee cake and a French pastry that is as rich in history as it is in flavor. It's decorated in royal colors of PURPLE which signifies "Justice," GREEN for "Faith," and GOLD for "Power." These colors were chosen to resemble a jeweled crown honoring the Wise Men who visited the Christ Child on Epiphany. In the past such things as coins, beans, pecans, or peas were also hidden in each King Cake.

Today, a tiny plastic baby is the common prize. At a party, the King Cake is sliced and served. Each person looks to see if their piece contains the "baby." If so, then that person is named "King" for a day and bound by custom to host the next party and provide the King Cake.

Mardi Gras Day has a moveable date and may occur on any Tuesday from February 3rd to March 9th. It is always the day before Ash Wednesday, and always falls 46 days before Easter.


Happy Mardi Gras!!

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2019 Mardi Gras Schedule

Posted On: January 4th, 2019 10:17PM

2019 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Krewe of Joan of Arc French Quarter 7 p.m.
Phunny Phorty Phellows
Uptown (St. Charles Streetcar Line) 7 p.m.
Funky Uptown Krewe Uptown (St. Charles Streetcar Line) 7:05 p.m.
Société Des Champs Elysée
Marigny (Rampart – St. Claude Streetcar Line) 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

St. John Fools of Misru
Covington 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Krewe of Chewbacchus
Marigny 7 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Krewe Boheme
Marigny, French Quarter 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Krewe of Blige 
11 a.m.
Krewe of Poseidon 
6 p.m.
Krewe du Vieux 
French Quarter
6:30 p.m.
French Quarter
7 p.m. (follows Krewe du Vieux)

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Little Rascals  Metairie  Noon
Krewe of Slidellians  Slidell 1 p.m.
Krewe of Perseus  Slidell follows Slidellians
Pearl River Lions Club Pearl River 1 p.m.
‘tit R?x  Marigny 4:30 p.m.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Krewe du Kanaval Congo Square 2 p.m.
Cork French Quarter 3 p.m.
Hercules Houma 6 p.m.
Oshun  Uptown 6 p.m.
Cleopatra  Uptown 6:30 p.m.
Eve  Mandeville 7 p.m.
Excalibur  Metairie 7:30 p.m.
Omega Hammond 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Push Mow Abita Springs 11 a.m.
Paws Olde Town Slidell 10 a.m.
Titans  Slidell 5:30 p.m.
Adonis  Westbank 11:45 a.m.
Tee Caillou Chauvin noon
Tchefuncte Madisonville 1 p.m.
Nemesis  Chalmette 1 p.m.
Pontchartrain  Uptown 1 p.m.
Choctaw  Uptown follows Pontchartrain
Freret  Uptown follows Choctaw
Sparta  Uptown 5:30 p.m.
Pygmalion  Uptown follows Sparta
Caesar  Metairie 5:30 p.m.
Olympia  Covington 6 p.m.
Aquarius Houma 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Femme Fatale  Uptown 11:00 a.m.
Carrollton Uptown follows Femme Fatale
King Arthur and Merlin  Uptown follows Carrollton
Alla  Uptown follows King Arthur
Dionysys  Slidell 1 p.m.
Barkus French Quarter 2 p.m.
Kings  Metairie 5:30 p.m.
Hyacinthians Houma Noon
Titans  Houma follows Hyacinthians

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Druids  Uptown 6:30 p.m.
Nyx  Uptown 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Uptown 5:30 p.m.
Babylon  Uptown
6:15 p.m.
Muses  Uptown 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Hermes  Uptown 6 p.m.
d’Etat  Uptown 6:30 p.m.
Morpheus  Uptown 7 p.m.
Aphrodite Houma 6:30 p.m.
Selene  Slidell 6:30 p.m.
Centurions  Metairie 6:30 p.m.
Orpheus  Mandeville 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Bush Bush 9 a.m.
NOMTOC  Westbank 10:45 a.m.
Iris  Uptown 11 a.m.
Tucks  Uptown 11 a.m.
Endymion  Mid City 4:15 p.m.
Isis  Metairie 6 p.m
Mardi Gras Houma 6:30 p.m
Krewe of Lul Luling noon
Krewe of Rosenthorne Jean Lafitte noon
Krewe of Towahpahsah Reserve noon
Grand Isle Grand Isle 1 p.m.
MCAA Bogalusa 1 p.m.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Du Monde LaPlace 11 a.m.
Des Allemands Des Allemands 1 p.m.
Okeanos  Uptown 11 a.m.
Mid-Cit Uptown 11:45 a.m.
Thoth  Uptown Noon
Terreanians Houma 12:30 p.m.
Montegut Houma 2 p.m.
Bacchus Uptown 5:15 p.m.
Athena  Metairie 5:30 p.m.
Pandora  Metairie 6:30 p.m.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Proteus  Uptown 5:15 p.m.
Orpheus  Uptown 6 p.m.
Cleopatra Houma 6:30 p.m.

Mardi Gras Day – Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Zulu  Uptown 8 a.m.
Rex  Uptown 10 a.m.
Elks Orleanians Uptown follows Rex
Crescent City Elks Uptown follows Elks
Argus  Metairie 10 a.m.
Elks Jefferson Metairie follows Argus
Jefferson Trucks Metairie follows Elks
Lyra Covington 10 a.m.
Covington Lions Club  Covington 10 a.m.
Covington Covington follows Lions Club
Houmas Houma Noon
Kajuns Houma follows Houmas
Bonne Terre Houma 4 p.m.
Chahta Lacombe 1 p.m.
Folsom Folsom 2 p.m.
M.A.C. Gramercy/Lutcher 2 p.m.

*All dates and information are subject to change.

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