Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom
Explores 13 major American holidays and gatherings: the history, folklore and rituals that have become central to those events. Special attention is paid to different ethnic groups and how they brought their own traditions to the occasions.
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Carnival (Episode #108)
KQED Life: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 8:30 AM
January 6th, which is known as Twelfth Night, Epiphany or King's Day marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of a new season called Shrovetide. Shrovetide lasts from January 6th to Mardi Gras. It is a time of feasting in preparation for the fasting of Lent. In New Orleans, Shrovetide kicks off with the Reveler's Ball, which also marks the beginning of the Carnival season. Unlock the secretive society of the Krewe of Comus with Burt Wolf, discover what happens when you get the coin in your king cake, learn how to make pecan pralines and get in touch with your wilder side.