Yesterday was La Chandeleur or Crêpe Day in France. It’s a religious holiday, and while the French don’t need another excuse to eat a crêpe, like epiphany, there is a little bit of fun associated with the day. It’s tradition to hold a coin in your hand and the crêpe pan in the other. Then you flip the crêpe into the air. If you catch the crêpe back in the pan, your family will be prosperous for the rest of the year.
I can’t help but love these little quirky aspects of France, which is why I love celebrating it with my French/Francophile blogging friends. Every month I ask them to share a post from the previous month for my French Frolicking series.
I invite you to explore their blogs, check out one of their posts from January, I promise you that you will want to read more than just one and enjoy a little Sunday reading.
[Photo credit: Paris by Photo]
February 2013 edition of French Frolicking: