Your Alliance Française invites you to celebrate French Crêpe Day with us.
Sunday February 5 | 2-4pm
at Myers Park Baptist ChurchROOM 250
same floor than our classroom/library room 258: link here
Come with your family and friends!
Your AF will provide drinks and complimentary crêpes for members and prospective members and playing with different font sizes.
You can expect to watch a French way of cooking crêpes on a crêpes maker called a billig.
A French animated will be there to entertain children.
History of National Crepe Day: did you know.....?
National Crepe Day, or La Chandeleur, is a celebration that originated in France and is observed by those in the Catholic church. Landing exactly 40 days after the celebration of Christmas on February 2nd, it also serendipitously falls on the midway point of winter, making the day a combination of both. The day is also called Candlemas, which seems to be related to the candles that are lit during the religious services.
One historical tradition began when the popes would give out food to the poor people each year on this day, encouraging the idea of sharing. Now it seems to be a day that is enjoyed by inviting friends and family over to eat crepes and celebrate.
For many, this day comes with all sorts of superstitions and omens. For instance, the round shape of the crepe represents the circle of life and the sun for a sign of hope. Some people might cook their crepes with a coin on top during the process of cooking, for good luck. Others think that it’s good luck to flip the crepe with the left hand while holding a coin in the right–without dropping it on the floor!
In a similar vein to Groundhog Day, National Crepe Day seems to have implications for the future of the weather. It is believed that if it rains on La Chandeleur, then forty more days of rain showers will be expected.
National Crepe Day is filled with all sorts of fun traditions and rituals for those who are superstitious–and for those who just love to eat crepes!