Monday, 21 January 2008


You should read this little item in one of my favourite links France - Paris . It starts like this....
"In France, the holiday decorations stay up until the end of January. While Denis commented a bit snidely that it's so people feel as if they're getting their money's worth out of them, I think it's because the holidays aren't really over until January is too. After all, two very important holiday traditions continue right up to the end of the month. The first is the galette des rois. Neither cookie, cake, nor tart, this confection--we'll translate it as the "cake of the kings"--is offered by nearly all French bakeries throughout the month of January. It marks Epiphany, now officially January 6, when the three kings visited the Christ child...."
Our son Alex is in France at the moment so I hope he enjoys this tradition.

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