Fête des Rois Fribourg 6th January

This festival takes place either on the 6th January or on the following Sunday to celebrate Epithany. You will see the special galette des rois displayed in the baker shop windows. There are several recipes for these galette depending on which country you are in. The version found in Fribourg is a brioche type. In France and Belgium, you have a galette that contains more flaky pastry and cake mix and either filled with almond paste or apple purée etc. depending on the local custom. All galettes, however, have a surprise feature. They are all made with a small statue fève hidden in them. The lucky person (or unlucky - if he/she swallows it) who finds the fève is made King or Queen of the day and is entitled to wear the golden crown which usually comes with the galette.