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La Fête des Rois
January 6 is the 12th day of Christmas, also known as the Epiphany on the Catholic calendar, and traditionally, in France, it was celebrated by eating cake, a very special cake. While France is very proud of being a laic country, no self-respecting French person can resist the excuse to eat cake so it is now a tradition celebrated by all. Starting the first of January, bakeries along the French Riviera start filling their shelves with golden brioche crowns studded in candied fruit gems. Inside each orange blossom kissed wreath there is a fêve, or bean. When celebrating the fête, the youngest person present hides under the table and dictates who will receive each slice of cake as it is cut. When everyone digs in, the person who finds the fêve in their slice is given a paper crown and declared King or Queen for the day.
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