About Mardi Gras
For over 150 years, New Orleanians have celebrated the "greatest free show on earth" complete with parades, marching bands and revelry that only a city like New Orleans can provide. In 2017, Carnival season begins on Kings Day, January 6, and culminates on Mardi Gras day, February 28.
Source from the City of New Orleans
Today, the tradition continues as people all over the world gather for festive Twelfth Night celebrations. A popular custom was and still is the baking of a special cake in honor of the three kings, called "A King's Cake."
This Air Fryer King Cake is
miniature, and foolproof!
- Mardi Gras is also called Fat Tuesday.
- It is always 47 days prior to Easter Sunday
- New Orleans is not the only City where it is celebrated
- King Cake are traditional during these season, the original version has a tiny baby inside (generally plastic)
- Lifting up your shirt for beads is not an official tradition at the Mardi Gras celebrations.
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