Finding a Fève – La Fête des Rois

Jan 9, 2024

La Fête des Rois is always a popular feature of the Prep School calendar and a welcome start to the Lent Term for staff and pupils alike. The festive French-style celebration of Epiphany sees pupils excitedly watch as the galette is cut to find out who has been fortunate in finding a fève, a ceramic charm, in their slice. Those lucky enough to find the fève are crowned king or queen for the day and marched in the Dining Hall during the parade of kings and queens.

La Fête des Rois at Cokethorpe  La Fête des Rois pie cutting La Fête des Rois La Fête des Rois Fève

This occasion marks the day when the Three Kings visited the baby Jesus in Bethlehem, and French families across the world celebrate this on the first Sunday in January, when they eat the traditional galette cakes served by the youngest member of the family. 

La Fête des Rois