mardi 6 janvier 2015

C'est la fête des Rois !

"La fête des Rois" known as "Epiphany" in English, is celebrated in several countries in Europe since the Middle Ages. This day is celebrated on 6th of January to render honour to the Magi, the three Kings who visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

According to Wikipedia, the Eve of Epiphany (the night of January 5) is popularly known as Twelfth Night. The Twelve Days of Christmas are counted from Christmas Eve until this night.

To read more about "la fête des Rois" and its traditions such as "galette des Rois" (in English "The Kings Cake") which the French people eat on this day, click here.
Below are two French children's songs about "galette des Rois". French kids sing these songs on Kings' Day. You'll also find the lyrics below.

C'est la jolie fête, la fête des rois
C'est la jolie fête
La fête des Rois
On mange la galette
Chez mon oncle Éloi
Si maman est reine
Papa sera roi
Mais si j'ai la fève
La couronne pour moi.

It's the Pretty Day, Three Kings's Day

It's the pretty day,
Three Kings' day.
We eat galette*
At my uncle Ray's**.
If Mommy's the queen,
Daddy will be king,
But if I get the trinket,
The crown is for me.

J'aime la galette
J'aime la galette
Savez-vous comment ?
Quand elle est bien faite
Avec du beurre dedans
Tralalala lalala lalère
Tralalala lalala lala

J'aime la galette
Savez vous comment ?
Quand elle est bien faite
Avec du sucre dedans
Puis avec de la pâte
Puis avec des oeufs
Puis avec des amandes

I Love Cake

I love cake,
Do you know how?
When it's made well,
With butter inside!
Tra la la la la la la la lère,
Tra la la la la la la la la,
Tra la la la la la la la lère,
Tra la la la la la la la la.

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