La fête des rois!

Today is le six janvier and we learnt about ‘la fête des rois’ or l’Épiphanie’ as it is celebrated in France. We talked about the historical and religious significance of the festival, of the arrival of the three kings in Bethlehem and the ways that this holiday is celebrated in France. We learnt how to make a galette des rois, how to eat one the French way, and finally we tried it for ourselves, following all the customs of having the youngest child hide under the table and randomly directing who gets each piece. The person who gets the ‘fève’ in their slice of galette gets to be crowned King for the day. This tied well with the current Grade unit of Inquiry about the Romans, as the custom of crowning a king dates back to Roman times when masters and slaves would share a meal together and if a slave received the ‘fève’ or the charm, they were crowned King for the day.

 

IMG_7721IMG_7724

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: