Many countries in 2010 marked the Epiphany or Twelfth Night on January 3.
If you are a stickler for tradition, as I am in some instances, you might want to stick with the official date of January 6.
Especially if you grew up with the Galette des Rois tradition where a bite on the Feve would give Queens the right to pick their Kings and Kings to choose their Queens, if only for a day.
This goes way back if I am to trust France in London which tells us that La Feve (the "charm") "was, until the 1960s, a real dried bean, but since, little ceramic figures are used, generating a collectors' and trading business."
They also trace the "galette" origins way back.
Waitrose in An Epiphany Treat from France tells us that Bagatelle will bake no less than a Couple Thousands galettes for the celebration which now stretches from post Christmas until well into January.
The best homage to La Galette des Rois that I found Comes from Cristina of From Buenos Aires to Paris, a teacher turned pastry chef in the city of lights.
Don't you feel like taking a bite a her creation (pictured above)