Monday, February 1, 2016

La Chandeleur "Crêpes Day" in France


In France "La Chandeleur" is the Catholic holiday feast on Feb.2nd to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of baby Jesus. 

Not only do the French eat a lot of crepes on Chandeleur, but they also do a bit of fortune telling while making them. It is traditional to hold a coin in your writing hand and a crêpe pan in the other, and flip the crêpe into the air.If you manage to catch the crêpe in the pan, your family will be prosperous for the rest of the year!

Happy February :)


Photo © Sylviane Nuccio


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kerri, Love history like this. Thank you for sharing and this awesome graphic. Have a great rest of the week sweet friend. xo

Red Rose Alley said...

Kerri, what a delightful story about the crepes. Nel loves crepes and makes them every now and then. They are light and delicious.

It's interesting to hear about France's traditions.

love, ~Sheri