La Fête des Rois – Kings’ Day


All over France, we celebrate La Fête des Rois or Kings’ Day which takes place 12 days after Christmas on January 6th or on the first Sunday of the New Year with the sharing of the very much anticipated and delicious Galette des Rois or Kings’ Cake! Although in most households the galette is enjoyed on Epiphany day and throughout the month of January. Find out all about this French tradition called La Fête des Rois and the Triage des Rois in the posts below, discover regional galette variations across France, and try an easy recipe to make your very own galette!

Galette des Rois Tradition


On January 6th all over France, we celebrate Epiphany Day 12 days after Christmas with La Galette des Rois which is reminiscent of the biblical Christian tradition of the three wise men’s journey or Les Trois Rois Mages bearing gifts of gold, myrrh, and incense following the birth of Jesus. The three wise men or Kings were called Balthazar, Gaspard, and Melchior who followed the star to find … Continue reading Galette des Rois Tradition

La Galette des Rois – Epiphany Day


We celebrate Epiphany Day 12 days after Christmas with La Galette des Rois which is reminiscent of the biblical Christian tradition of the three wise men’s journey bearing gifts of gold, myrrh, and incense following the birth of Jesus. The three wise men or Kings were called Balthazar, Gaspard, and Melchior who followed the star to find Jesus in the manger.  The galette follows the tradition of the Tirage … Continue reading La Galette des Rois – Epiphany Day

Galette des Rois – 3 Easy Recipes


This is an easy Galette des Rois recipe for Epiphany Day or La Fête des Rois which is a French tradition on January 6 read more about it here too. I’ve made several times at home and it is delicious. This is a basic list of ingredients with 3 variations for the almond filling that I adapt depending on if I am using almond paste or almond flour (grounded blanched … Continue reading Galette des Rois – 3 Easy Recipes

Bonne Fête des Rois!


La Fête des Rois or King’s Day is an anticipated holiday and tradition in France which takes place 12 days after Christmas. To celebrate, La Galette des Rois or a King’s Cake is baked in many households and sold throughout the month of January in bakeries or supermarkets all over France to celebrate La Fête des Rois or King’s Day. Depending on the region of France, there are … Continue reading Bonne Fête des Rois!

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