The Tudor Society

6 January – The Feast of Epiphany or Kings’ Day

It's the king!

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, which commemorates the visit of the Magi to the Christ Child. It was an important day in the Tudor calendar, and it brought the feasting and celebrations of the Twelve Days of Christmas to a close. It's still an important day in many countries today.

Find out more about Epiphany and how it was celebrated at the Tudor court, and how it is celebrated today, with these resources:


Tim found the king in our Roscón de Reyes this year, so he's the king of our house. Nobody has found the bean yet, but that person will have to pay for the cake!

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