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January 6 – French culture

January 6 - French culture

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fèves et couronnes

What happens on January 6 in France? What is Epiphany? What is the " galette des rois ", kings' cake? How do the French celebrat the Twelfth night?

fèves - lucky charms - are put randomly in the galette des rois - Three King's cake on January 6. Whoever gets la fève becomes le roi - king - or la reine - queen - for the night. This tradition is called 'tirer les rois'.

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un or une favophile is a is a person who collects fèves, January 6 lucky charms made out of ceramics, glass, plastic, or even diamond!

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Some boulangers - pastry chefs - put a real diamond or 'Tour de France' figurines in the galette des rois in order to boost their sales.

. Version pour le smartphone .

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Un bon petit aperçu de la galette à la boulangerie (en français)

. Version pour le smartphone .

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10 words about l'épiphanie

  1. une couronne .... a crown
  2. une fève .... lucky bean, lucky charm
  3. une galette des rois .... King’s cake
  4. l'épiphanie .... Epiphany, Three King's day, January 6
  5. une pâtisserie .... a bakery
  6. un pâtissier .... a pastry chef
  7. une reine .... a queen
  8. un roi .... a king
  9. les rois mages .... the three wise men
  10. tirer les rois .... to pick a king/queen

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Send your silly e-card in French.

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La recette - The recipe

Vidéo de la recette en français

Step by step how to

In English

Galette des Rois - Anne's Recipe (for members only)

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Lisez à propos de l'Épiphanie

Read about the Epiphany holiday

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Voc Bite: une amAnde is an almond and une amEnde is a ticket (car violation ticket)

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