Happy Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras from the CIL!  Today we’re celebrating with a HUGE King Cake adorned with purple, green and gold icing, the official colors of Mardi Gras!  The Mardi Gras season of feasting and fun begins on January 6th in New Orleans, the twelfth day after Christmas, and ends on Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), the final day of revelry before Ash Wednesday when Lent begins.  Each King Cake has a tiny, plastic baby inside, and the lucky person who receives the slice of cake with the baby will have good fortune throughout the year!  This year, Myrtle is our lucky staff member who found the baby, congrats Myrtle!  Wishing everyone a wonderful Mardi Gras Day!  βœ¨πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ πŸŽ΅

To learn more about Mardi Gras history and traditions, please check out the link below!


Picture ID: There are two pictures shown in the graphic, which has a vibrant purplce background with a mardi gras mask each on the top right corner and bottom left corner. The bottom right picture has a white border and is of (from left to right) CIL staff members Amy, Debbie and Myrtle, standing in the break room. Amy is holding up the box of King Cake, Debbie is holding up her piece of King Cake and Myrtle is holding up the plastic baby she found. The top left picture has a white border, and is an up close shot of the King Cake with purple, green and gold icing. There are decorative feathers displayed behind the photos in colors or yellow, green, dark purple, and light purple.