Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Twelfth Night

Being the last day of Christmas before the return to work, Twelfth Night was originally a pagan festival, and was the cause of feasting and games; the final day of the Lord of Misrule's reign too.
A traditional Twelfth Night cake has a bean concealed within it - the finder is crowned King of the Bean.
I haven't made a Twelfth Night cake yet (oven is turned up, and I think I will, but my own version), but the decorations are all down and put away, the greenery removed to the otuside of the house too; it's considered bad luck not to have this done by now.

Off to find my bean! Will post my recipe later.


MoominMamma said...

'King of the Bean' - I love that!

Rowan said...

My decorations came down on New Years Day but there's going to be quite a bit of bad luck round this area by the looks of it because lots of people still have door wreaths, Christmas trees and outdoor lights up. It does look quite nice though as it's been snowing all day:)