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Purple, Green and Gold King Cake Party #1

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Hidden : Friday, 06 January 2012
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A colorful party to celebrate a tradition from my home with the geo-community. From 6-8pm.

Come Celebrate the Start of Carnival Season and become King of All Houston-Area Geocaching for a Day!

Come one and come all to Houston's First Geo-King Cake Party - You might be crowned "King of All Houston-Area Geocaching for a Day" with all the rights and obligations thereof*!

From Wikipedia: The "king cake" takes its name from the biblical three kings. Catholic tradition states that their journey to Bethlehem took days (the Twelve Days of Christmas), and that they arrived to honor the Christ Child on Epiphany (January 6th). The season for king cake extends from the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas (Twelfth Night and Epiphany Day), through to Mardi Gras day. Some organizations or groups of friends may have "king cake parties" every week through the Carnival season.

The king cake tradition came to the US Gulf Coast in the 19th century from France and Spain. A king cake is baked in a circular shape to represent a crown, and a small token or baby is hidden in the cake to represent the Christ Child. The cake is decorated with royal colors of purple, green and gold. The purple color stands for justice, the green color stands for faith and the gold color stands for power.

A King Cake from New Orleans will be flown in for this event complete with baby inside. If you are FTF the baby in your slice, then you will be crowned "King of All Houston-Area Geocaching for a Day" with all the rights and obligations thereof*.

*Also from Wikipedia: The person who gets the trinket or baby is declared the King or Queen of the day.... The king or queen is usually obligated to supply the next king cake or host the next party or both.

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