Queen for the Day
Ruby was officially crowned Queen in the traditional French celebration of Epiphany when French students enjoyed the delicious Galette des Rois!
Last Thusday, the French year 13 students marked the end of the festive season by scoffing down a pastry fit for kings, traditionally shared on the Twelfth night.
The galette des rois, celebrating Epiphany and celebrates the arrival of the Three Wise Men (les rois) in Bethlehem, visiting the infant, Jesus, and this is baked throughout January in France. Composed of two circles of puff pastry sandwiching a frangipani filling, each comes with a crown and always has a trinket, called a fève, or bean, baked into it. When it comes to serving the cake, the tradition is that the cake is cut into portions and the youngest of the group gets to hide under the table and tell the person who is serving who should be served the next portion. If you are lucky enough to find the ‘féve’ in your piece, you get to wear the golden crown and be a King or Queen for the day!
So at DLD College, some of the French year 13 students participated in the tradition and Ruby was officially crowned Queen of the Day!
Did anyone get to celebrate the French tradition? If so, we would love to hear how you celebrated with your friends or families and please share any photos you may have!