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GALETTE DES ROIS

La galette des rois is a cake to celebrate the Epiphanya Christian feast day for the coming and incarnation of Jesus Christ. Though traditionally on January 6, but because it is not a public holiday, the feast day occurs on the first Sunday of January.

Since the 14th century, people in France eat the galette des Rois once a year. According to the tradition, the cake must be divided so that each guests gets a slice, plus an extra one called the part du Bon Dieu/Vierge/Pauvre (Good Lord/Virgin/Poor) which is reserved for any unexpected stranger.

Made of pâte feuilletée (puff pastry), frangipane (filling made from or flavored like almonds) or brioche (sweet bun). A fève (charm) in a shape of a figurine is hidden in the cake.