You asked: How does France celebrate the Epiphany?

What do French people eat to celebrate Epiphany?

The galette is customarily eaten on 6th January, the Epiphany and the twelfth day of Christmas, to celebrate the Three Kings’ visit to baby Jesus. Nowadays people eat the Galette des Rois during the whole month of January simply because it is a very tasty dessert and an enjoyable tradition.

What happens on May Day in France?

May Day or La Fête du Travail is a public holiday in many countries including France. It is an occasion to celebrate workers rights, but also to offer some lily of the valley flowers to loved ones!

Is Epiphany a national holiday in France?

As Epiphany is not a public holiday in France, the traditions are instead observed on the first Sunday in January. Since the 14th-century people in France have eaten a cake called La galette des Rois to celebrate Epiphany.

What do you eat on the Epiphany?

Epiphany, known as the holiday of light, finds representation with a dish of oranges, blood oranges, clementines or tangerines on the dinner table. Dried figs nestle among the dessert treats, which include spicy, exotic cakes. Because the Magi haled from the Orient, spicy cake is a traditional Epiphany staple.

What does Epiphany mean in English?

3a(1) : a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something. (2) : an intuitive grasp of reality through something (such as an event) usually simple and striking. (3) : an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.

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