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title Le Gateau des Rois: Twelfth Night Celebrations in Acadian Prince Edward island
creator Arsenault, Georges
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description There was a time when January 6 —the twelfth day of Christmas - was in many ways as exciting as Christmas or New Year's Day. So it was in most Acadian communities. On that special day, a rather elaborate soiree of entertainment brought the community together to observe the very old tradition of the Twelfth Night Cake, or "le gateau des Rois". At this gettogether, a special cake was served with two pieces concealing as many small objects. The man and woman who discovered the items in their piece of cake were crowned king and queen for the occasion. The evening was theirs, and the whole attendance became their faithful subjects.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1986
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-265
source 20
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Le Gateau des Rois: Twelfth Night Celebrations in Acadian Prince Edward island
creator Arsenault, Georges
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description There was a time when January 6 —the twelfth day of Christmas - was in many ways as exciting as Christmas or New Year's Day. So it was in most Acadian communities. On that special day, a rather elaborate soiree of entertainment brought the community together to observe the very old tradition of the Twelfth Night Cake, or "le gateau des Rois". At this gettogether, a special cake was served with two pieces concealing as many small objects. The man and woman who discovered the items in their piece of cake were crowned king and queen for the occasion. The evening was theirs, and the whole attendance became their faithful subjects.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1986
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-265
source 20
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.