Epiphany: revise a little!

Epiphany: revise a little!



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The day of Epiphany, we eat the cake, we shoot the kings ... yes but again! Do you know who these famous kings are? Is this a tradition 100% Christian or French? What's special about the slice eaten at the Elysée? To find out, do our quiz!

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Epiphany is a 100% Christian holiday.

That's right. It's wrong.

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Epiphany is far from being of purely Christian origin. It comes from the pagan celebrations of the Light. In the past, Romans celebrated the Saturnalia, which lasted 7 days and everything was allowed. Christianity has taken up all this symbolic ground by assimilating light to Christ.

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