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Epiphany


Epiphany foods are an indispensable part of the Church’s celebrations in honor of the birth of the Christ, his baptism and to offer reverence to Magi. In England, the catholics celebrate the day as the Twelfth Night with preparation of traditional epiphany foods. In Spain, the eve is celebrated widely as the Three Kings’ Day. The day holds tremendous significance for Catholics spread across Germany, Italy, Mexico and Russia as well. The customary Epiphany foods served on this auspicious day are typically spicy.  Spice cake is the traditional dessert which is baked in the household of almost every Catholic.

 


Traditional Epiphany Recipes
In Mexico, the Epiphany day or the revelation day, is culminated with the serving of Rosco de Reyes, sweet bread baked in the form of the King’s crown, one of the traditional Epiphany foods. In England, the day is commemorated with the serving of Epiphany cake baked with bean and a pea. Lamb’s Wool is yet another customary Epiphany drink which is savored in large portions among the family members.

 


Significance of Traditional Epiphany foods
Preparation of traditional Epiphany recipes is the means of paying gratitude and honor to the almighty, Jesus Christ. The grand feast for the occasion essentially comprises of the customary Epiphany cake with a bean and a pea. As per the historians, whoever found the bean and the pea in the cake, in the ancient times, were crowned the king and the queen. Lamb’s wool, a preparation of cider and roasted apples is a customary drink which signifies the blessing of the apple trees on the Epiphany night by the libation of cider.

 


Customary Ways to Serve Epiphany Foods
Like Christmas, Ephiphany, is celebrated with immense joy among family and friends. The Epiphany foods form the part of the grand feast which is enjoyed at night. There are exchange of gifts and praises of the almighty on the occasion night.