Mardi Gras' King Cakes At Local Bakery

Mardi Gras' King Cakes At Local Bakery

Evans said she was inspired to go farther with her Mardi Gras lesson after Hubbard High School Spanish teacher Anna Badurik started having a Day of the Dead celebration in fall, where students partake in salsa dance lessons, try traditional Mexican meals and decorate sugar skull cookies. While the official colors of Fat Tuesday are purple, green, and gold (representing justice, faith, and power, respectively), you can't deny the merriment of this full spectrum of hues. This has been the case since 1875, when Governor Warmoth signed the "Mardi Gras Act".

The idea is to let loose on Shrove Tuesday before abstaining from vices during Lent, and this hedonism and revelry is celebrated across the world.

"There's a chance to get a little bit of the Mardi Gras feel here in Tyler", Strout said.

One of the biggest celebrations will be in New Orleans in Louisiana, and people come from miles away to party on the streets. This society is similar to the "krewes" in New Orleans who sponsor the elaborate floats used in the parades before and during Mardi Gras. Fill your home with everything from shiny balloons to streamers of purple, green and gold. The meaning of finding the baby in the cake isn't very clear, but it either signifies prosperity and good luck or marks you as responsible for providing a King Cake at the next celebration. The annual concert celebration is made possible through the generous support of the Hayner Public Library District and LCCC.

You can get away with partying in New Orleans for your entire stay, or you can venture out to some of the lovely plantation estates.

Mardi Gras beads on a table for the Krewe of Okeanos celebration at Lola's in Summerlin on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

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It also important to note that slavery and racism drove Black folks to form their cultural styles for celebrating Mardi Gras.

"I'd be willing to celebrate it if I knew of any events happening here in the city", Oscodar said. Really, I think it's just the pageantry, the socialization, the fun of it.

What's a party without food? "I definitely plan to stop by".

Whatever you do don't give out "love coupons". When this tradition first began, masks were worn to escape both society and its class restraints, so wear it and be whoever you want for the night!

We're happy that we got a chance to help our sister stations and their viewers see Mardi Gras in a whole new light.

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