08 janvier 2007

Feast of Epiphany/Little Christmas

Feast of Epiphany / Little Christmas Fête des Rois (Festival of Kings) is celebrated in the month of January (Jan 6th) to honour the three wise men coming to see the infant Jesus . For this feast, French prepare their famous pastry Galette des Rois / King's Cake. A fava bean is hidden inside the galette before baking. Now a days a small china figurine called "fêve" is used. Galette is cut into as many slices as the number of guests. The lucky one who gets the fêve is crowned as a king & he must choose his queen. There's a custom... [Lire la suite]
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