Fat Tuesday and King Cake
One of the traditions of Carnival is the King Cake. Everything about Twelfth Night, Carnival, and Mardi Gras is steeped in tradition. If you are not familiar with the symbolism of the king cake, an excellent explanation can be found at www.nola.com (you may be asked for your date of birth to enter.)
Even though I am a thousand miles from New Orleans now, the company I work for is based in Louisiana and it is their tradition to have king cakes delivered fresh from New Orleans to each jobsite on Fat Tuesday. The people who have found the baby in years past are still working here. I suppose there may be something to the superstition!
Laissez Les Bon Temp Rouler!