Mardi Gras is coming up soon- February 28th!
Here at Touchstone Gallery, we love to celebrate the fun traditions of Mardi Gras.
A fascinating story resides within the making of the King Cake:
The King Cake story originates from the Christian religious holiday Epiphany, which is when the Three Wise Men discovered the Christ Child. The cake is an oval coffee cake, that traditionally has a special gift baked inside. Depending on where you celebrate in the world, the gift is different things. In Latin cultures, a bean or a pea is baked into the cake. In European cultures, a coin or a plastic baby is found (but not baked) in the King's Cake. The cake is decorated in Mardi Gras colors: green, gold, and purple. Purple represents justice, gold represents power, and green stands for faith. Whoever gets the gift in their King's Cake is blessed through the new year with prosperity and happiness.