St. Agnes School Celebrates Mardi Gras

CLARK — On Tuesday, Feb. 21, Saint Agnes School in Clark celebrated Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday. The Mardi Gras season officially begins on the Epiphany and ends the day before Ash Wednesday. The eighth graders had a special celebration with Heather Schnaars, principal and Jane Burns, 8th grade teacher.

The students had the opportunity to have a traditional piece of King Cake that was flown up from New Orleans. A King Cake is an oval- shaped cake, crossed between a coffee cake and a French pastry. It is believed the King Cake tradition was brought to New Orleans from France in 1870. Today, a tiny plastic baby that symbolizes Jesus, is placed in the cake. At the party whoever gets the piece with the “baby” is King or Queen for the day.

(Photo courtesy of St. Agnes School)

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