January 25, 2011

Happy 'French Candlemas' or 'Jour des Crepes'!


     Candlemas as it is known in France,  is honored on the 2nd day of February by eating Crepes!!! 



The origination of this Catholic holy day was when Mary first presented her baby Jesus in the Temple 40 days after his birth.


And since it is otherwise known as 'jour des Crepes' and la Chandeleur, let's light our candles and chandeliers, and eat crepes on Febuary 2nd in celebration!

                    
                                                    I may even celebrate twice in one day!      
                                                                 (it sure beats ground hog day)
                                                        

7 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Ha, ha ha, you are right it does beat ground hog day! Let the crepe making begin!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Lovely images, Roberta. I wonder where my crepe pan went?

Blondie's Journal said...

I think this sounds like a great idea, Roberta. Love the picture of your mantel!

XO,
Jane

A Cottage Muse said...

Love having something to look forward to!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Roberta... what a beautiful post... your mantel looks just gorgeous... xoxo Julie Marie

Tricia Rose said...

I enjoy crepes any day and will embrace them February 2, but the tradition I know was to eat them on Shrove Tuesday, and especially to toss them. I still enjoy showing off that particular skill!

Tutti Chic said...

What beautiful photos roberta! I LOVE the idea of eating crepes on the 2nd, too bad I'm doing no carbs for a few weeks :( xoxo chris p.s. gorgeous images~