6 janvier, 'nyuct des roys', 'jors de la Typhaine' : l'Épiphanie au Moyen Age
Le 6 janvier, jour de l'Épiphanie ou jour des Rois, on mangeait la galette qui contenait une fève. La représentation iconographique nous renseigne sur une pratique encore admise de nos jours (mais ici sans couronne). Tandis que le père de famille coupe la galette, un enfant se tient assis sous la table : c'est lui qui attribue à chacun sa part. Une tradition qui perdure..

King cake

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Louisiana-style King Cake: a cinnamon-roll like cake inside with sugary icing with traditional Mardi Gras colored sprinkles on the outside. The baby figurine is seen in the middle of the roll.
king cake (sometimes rendered as kingcakekings' cakeking's cake, or three kings cake) is a type of cake 
associated with the festival of Epiphany in theChristmas season in a number of countries, and in other places with
 the pre-Lenten celebrations of Mardi Gras / Carnival. It is popular in the Christmas season 
(Christmas Eve to Epiphany) in FranceBelgium, Quebec and Switzerland (galette or gâteau des Rois), 
The cake has a small trinket (often a small plastic baby, said to represent Baby Jesus) inside, and 
the person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket has various privileges and obligations.

The  6 th JANUARY is also the 12th day after CHRISTMAS- 
take down all decorations or it is bad luck my grandmother always said . . . .and so 
I think of her today as I put everything away again . . .
until next year. . 



  1. Hi - I grew up with the religious traditions of a European Christmas.. my Christmas celebration runs from Dec 6th to Jan 6th. My parents are Belgian and we followed those traditions.I think it is nice to have traditions that are a little different than from where we live. Happy New Year!

  2. Hi Joni!Thanks for your New Year message and I wish you and everyone also a very happy new HOOKING YEAR!!
    Living in Québec we are lucky to get the traditions from europe and north america!!In my family also the 6th JANUARY was always the last day of Christmas . . .


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