Reception Celebrates Festival of Kings

At the start of this term, the Reception class celebrated the ‘Festival of Kings’ by making and decorating their own crowns. This festival, which is celebrated in France and Spain, marks the day the three wise kings gave their gifts to baby Jesus. It is celebrated on 6th January every year and traditionally people in France and Spain eat a special cake called “la galette des rois” in French and “roscon des reyes” in Spanish.

Most Spanish-speaking countries in the West also celebrate this day. In Mexico, for example, a mile-long cake is made and more than 200,000 people give it a try in Zocalo Square in Mexico City. The really fun part is that the cake has a special little king figurine hidden in it, and whoever finds it in their slice becomes king for the day and wears a crown.