2nd February 2024 by

La Chandeleur: Celebrating French Tradition

La Chandeleur, celebrated on February 2nd, holds a special place in French culture. While it’s often associated with crêpes, its origins trace back to some ancient pagan rituals and Christian traditions. Historically, it marked the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, symbolising a transition from the winter season to spring.

Nowadays, La Chandeleur is a joyous occasion for families and friends to gather, enjoy crêpes whilst also wishing for prosperity and good fortune. The round shape and golden colour of crêpes are said to symbolise the sun and its return after the dark winter months. Both sweet or savoury crêpes unite the French people during this time in a celebration of hope and renewal

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