La Chandeleur, ‘Jour des crêpes’

French Proverbs and Sayings for Chandeleur

There are all kinds of French proverbs and sayings for Chandeleur; here are just a few. Note the similarities to the Groundhog Day predictions made in the US and Canada:
À la Chandeleur, l’hiver cesse ou reprend vigueur
On Candlemas, winter ends or gets worse
À la Chandeleur, le jour croît de deux heures
On Candlemas, the day grows by two hours
Chandeleur couverte, quarante jours de perte
Candlemas covered (in snow), forty days lost
Rosée à la Chandeleur, hiver à sa dernière heure
Dew on Candlemas, winter at its final hour


Another way to describe la chandeleur is as crêpe-flipping day!  Reserve quickly to join us in a member’s home to celebrate la chandeleur on Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm to flip crêpes and sip cider with us.  We especially wish to thank the family of Jean-Baptiste Saint Amon of Saint Amon Baking Co., who will demonstrate this delicious, amusing tradition.

Once your paid reservation is received, we can email you the member’s home address as confirmation.  Space is limited, first come, first served.

La Chandeleur, le 2 février

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La Chandeleur, le 2 février





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