Epiphany is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ. The traditional date to celebrate the day is January 6, but in some countries, it is celebrated on the Sunday after January 1. This day is also known as Theophany in Eastern Christian traditions. Sometimes it is also known as Three Kings Day and, in some traditions celebrated as Little Christmas. The popular customs of this day include Epiphany singing, chalking the door, having one’s house blessed, consuming three king’s cakes, winter swimming, and attending Church services. As you celebrate Epiphany 2023, we at LatestLY have compiled traditional dishes that you can make and host a delicious feast for all your friends and family. 12 Days of Christmas Significance: Know All About When the Days Begin, Their Association With the Christmas Carol and How They Are Celebrated.
Traditional King’s Cake (Galette Des Rois)
This cake is traditionally bought in a boulangerie and is made with puff pastry, frangipane or sweet bun. It is a traditionally prepared cake for celebrating the incarnation of Jesus Christ on Epiphany.
Le Pithiviers Fondant
This is another cake glazed with fondant, prepared to celebrate the famous Christian feast of Little Christmas. In some denominations, Epiphany’s feast initiates the liturgical season of Epiphanytide.
In Portugal, the people celebrate this day of Christian feast by preparing Bolo rei, their version of the King’s cake.
Caneles De Bordeaux
These French custard mini cakes are delicious and loved by all during the epiphany. This recipe helps you make perfect and delicious French mini custard cakes for Epiphany 2023.
In many Western Churches, the eve of the feast is celebrated on the twelfth night, Epiphany Eve. It is customary for Christians to remove their Christmas decorations on Epiphany Eve. If they fail, they must leave them untouched until Candlemas, the second opportunity to remove them. The failure to observe this custom is considered inauspicious. Wishing everyone a Happy Epiphany 2023!
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