We have a custom on the first Sunday of January ( in fact the whole month !) which consists in eating a special cake , which we call a " Galette ".This is a flat pastry with almond cream inside (but now you find apple, chocolate...) but the real one is with almond cream inside! well! this galette has something inside it , that we call a " fève "( at the origin it was a bean .This galette is supposed to be on the day the " Three Wise Men" came to see Jesus and brought him presents (Melchior,Gaspard and Balthazar ) The Epiphanie.This " galette des rois " exists since the 13C, at first the fève was a bean, then a gold coin and now china . We cut the " galette " and the person who gets the "fève" is the king or the queen and must choose his king or queen and at the same time he must buy the next " galette "! this is why we put weight on in December and January! And the dentists are quite happy mending all the broken teeth!!!
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