Happy Fat Tuesday Everyone!

In the Protiviti Houston office today, we celebrated Madi Gras in style with our very own king cake.

Left to Right:  Manager Joe, Consultant Matt, Associate Director Ashley, Coordinator Leslie, Consultant Bobby, Coordinator Kate, Manager Matt and Senior Manager Caleb

For those of you who do not know the meaning of the French saying “laissez les bons temp rouler” (“Let The Good Times Roll”), you might not know the significance behind the famous king cake. Traditionally, a plastic baby is placed inside the king cake and the guest who receives the slice containing the trinket is named king or queen of the party, but is required to supply the next king cake or host the next party, or both!

By the time this blog has hit the press, the kind or queen has yet to be crowned.  One of the best parts about working at Protiviti is learning about various traditions and cultures not only internationally, but across the United States.  The Houston office has many Louisiana natives, who do not let us forget their roots and heritage on important days to them.  According to Associate Director, Ashley, “Mardi gras, to me, isn’t complete without fried chicken and a king cake.”

Sounds like my kind of holiday celebration, food and fun!
-Casey Jo

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