The Girls Celebrate Epiphany
Girls in the Prep Department and Year 7 have had the opportunity to experience French culture through the celebration of the feast of Epiphany.
Charlotte Milne-Bennett, Year 7, said “I enjoyed learning about Epiphany because I enjoy learning new things about different cultures. In the lesson I learned about why people celebrate Epiphany, the King’s names and I learned about the special cake called ‘Galette des Rois’. This cake represents the sun.
The three Kings came with gifts and the Kings’ names were Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar. Epiphany is celebrated on the 6th January. The special cake is the cake of the Kings.
Epiphany celebrates the three Kings’ visit. The 6th of January is known as Epiphany or Kings’ day. On the day of Epiphany you eat the special cake (galette). Inside the cake is a little charm called a fève. If you get the little fève in your slice of the cake you are the King and you get to wear a crown all day. The King then gets to choose the Queen.
I really enjoyed learning about Epiphany and look forward to discovering more about French culture.”