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It's Time for the King Cake

Today it’s Epiphany, the time when Catholics remember the day when the biblical three kings arrived at Bethlehem to honour the Christ Child. From here came the King Cake tradition which is basically a popular tradition in France, Belgium, Quebec, and Switzerland, and it’s known for “Galette des Rois”.

What is this tradition all about?

The King Cake is a cake that has inside a trinket which is usually a small plastic baby doll that represents Baby Jesus (it can also be a small plastic crown or a coin or a simple bean). The whole family gathers on that day and shares this cake. The person who gets the trinket is declared the King or Queen of the day and wears a crown that was previously bought or prepared. It’s also said that this person is going to be lucky for the whole year!

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