In New Orleans during Mardi Gras they serve an iced, multi-colored cake called King Cake. Inside the cake there is a small baby figurine called a fève which represents baby Jesus. Whomever gets the fève is said to have luck and prosperity for the rest of the year.
Mardi Gras Indians are a group of black people from New Orleans that have their own parade during Mardi Gras. They chose this name to honor Native Americans that helped slaves escape to freedom.