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Epiphany: recipes, crafts, informations and colorings.
Epiphany means apparition. Celebrated the 6th of January, it evokes the magi visiting Jesus newly born. In France, that day, we eat "galette des rois", a kind of king cake made in puff pastry, with a trinket hidden inside. The person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket becomes "king" for a day.

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* Galette des rois à la frangipane, king's cake with almond cream
* Galette des rois la belle Lorraine, king's cake with migaine and pears


Epiphany, craft a pop king’s crown, inspired by Yayoi Kusama, the Japonese painter who recently decorated the Louis Vuitton shop
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vignette colorier les rois mages

Setting off from East, three kings, Balthasar, Melchior and Gaspar followed the light of a star which led them to Bethlehem where they found the baby Jesus.

When they saw him in the barn near his parents, Joseph and Mary, they knelt before in reverence and he offered hil gold, myrrh and incense, three things very precious at that time ..

The token and the galette :
Roman used to celebrate the passage from the old to the new year with unbridled parties, the saturnalia. They elected the king of the party with white beans or black. This is the origin of the bean and cake. In some places, one took the opportunity to form a pair by putting a bean and a pea in the cake.
coloriages rois mages

Epiphany in Spain : In Spain, Epiphany is a holiday. People exchange gifts on that datein remembrance of the christmas gifts that the Magi brought to Jesus. The day before, there are parades where candied fruits and sweets are thrown. One does not eat cake, but crownshaped bread, flavored with lemon and orange zest, brandy and orange flower water, decorated with candied fruits and almonds in which is hidden a piece of money, a porcelain figurine or a dried bean.

vignette coloriage fête des rois

Epiphany in Italy : In Italy, mainly in the south, it is the Befana, an old woman, who distributes the gifts during the night of the Epiphany, not father christmas, ... But disobedient children receive a lump of coal from his big bag.

Epiphany in Mexico : Whoever discovers in rosca de reyes cake a baby Jesus in sugar or a bean rosca will have to organize and pay for the Feast of Candlemas, where all the guests are invited to enjoy tamales.

Epiphany in Russia : A Russian legend tells that there is a fourth King, who drives in the steppe a sleigh pulled by reindeers and filled with gifts for children. He has given up finding the baby Jesus, that's why he showers children he meets along the way with gifts .

Epiphanie in Guadeloupe : Ici, it'sdifferent. Epiphany is not the last day of Christmas celebration but the first day of Carnaval.


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