To mark the winter solstice, pagans named a king for a single day. Ancient Romans baked a bean into pastry to celebrate their version of 21 December, Saturnalia. Both traditions eventually merged with the Christian holiday, featuring a special cake whose hidden bean designates a king for a day. The medieval French called this cake gastel a feve orroriz (now the galette or gâteau des rois). The Spanish call it roscón de reyes; the Portuguese, bolo rei; the southern Germans and Swiss, Dreikönigskuchen; the Greeks, vasilopita; and the English, King Cake. Whoever finds the hidden token in their slice is named king for the day, a figure representing the Magi who is granted specific rights and responsibilities and sometimes gets to wear a paper crown—although, in the aftermath of the French Revolution, the cake was briefly called a galette de l’égalité.